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From: Dave Oxley <dave@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 04:28:28
1 All,
3 I've just added a fourth disk to my Raid 5 set increasing the capacity
4 from 1.5TB to 2.25TB. I have 4 partitions on this volume set; the fourth
5 of which is 1.49TB which is then further subdivided using lvm2. So using
6 fdisk I deleted partition 4 and recreated it from the same position
7 which expanded the partition to 1.99TB. I later realised that it should
8 have expanded to 2.24TB so I did some googling and found that you can't
9 create a partition >2TB with fdisk. I found a page that suggested using
10 GNU parted to create partitions of this size but it didn't mention
11 whether this would work to expand a partition.
13 So basically does anyone have any experience moving from an fdisk
14 partition table to a GNU parted partition table without losing
15 filesystems, data, etc?
17 Cheers,
18 Dave.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB Jil Larner <jil@××××.eu>
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Re: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>