[CentOS] Formatting a USB Drive

Wed Apr 10 18:09:01 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Jason T. Slack-Moehrle
<slackmoehrle at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Drobo, connected to a CentOS 6.4 box. The box sees it as /dev/sdg.
> # parted
> GNU Parted 2.1
> Using /dev/sda
> Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
> (parted) select /dev/sdg
> Using /dev/sdg
> (parted) print
> Model: DROBO DroboPro (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sdg: 17.6TB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: gpt
> Number  Start  End  Size  File system  Name  Flags
> (parted)
> and looking at an example of creating a partition: (parted) mkpart primary
> 106 16179
> I dont know what to do next since I dont see any partitions listed. I dont
> know what do to for the start and end point, although the man page says
> "size in MB". Do I just say 0 to (and convert 16.0TB to MB? Yes, I know it
> says 17.6 TB but this model drobo can only support partitions up to 16tb
> without making a second partition.
> Can anyone provide some advice on that I am missing conceptually?

If you have a GUI desktop installed you can install the gparted
package from EPEL. It is easier to use than raw parted and mkfs.

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com