[CentOS] 3TB External USB Drive isn't recognized

Mon Aug 12 16:21:02 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 8/12/2013 6:59 AM, james wrote:
> We have a 3TB external USB drive that I am trying to attach to some CentOS5
> servers. I have tried an older Dell PE1950 and a newer R310 but neither one
> seems to be able to read the drive. It works no problem on windows
> servers/workstations and I was able to format with NTFS.
> I know there are different methods for formatting large disks but this one
> doesn't even seem to show up as a/dev/  device. I supplied the dmesg output
> I see when I plug in the device. Is this a limitation of CentOS5? Do I need
> some additional package / driver / update?

CentOS 5 does not support GPT disks, and MBR disks have an absolute 
maximum size of 2TB

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