[arch-dev-public] Devices >2TB

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 19 10:03:38 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 10:00 -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> >> The setup is that I'm hooking up a hardware-raid-enclosure external 
> >> cabinet up via the ESATA port to the SATA controller built into the 
> >> NVidia NForce 430 chipset on the motherboard. We can't see more than 
> >> 2TB.
> >>
> > 
> > fdisk/cfdisk limitation.  See here:
> > http://www.unixgods.org/~tilo/larger_2TB.html#2TB
> We had stumbled across this, and are using parted and the GPT 
> partitioning to set up the drive. However, even parted does not seem 
> to be able to see the whole drive.
> Hence the thought that it must be either the kernel itself or the 
> device driver. Though I suppose it could also be something about the 
> way parted was built.

What does dmesg show for the drive parameters?  

And zcat /proc/config.gz | grep LBD


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