Wednesday, December 15, 2010

EFI GPT Partition Table (Addressing more than 2 TB space in file system)

Making Partition with parted utility which can address more than 2TB space
test device is sdd
1)parted /dev/sdd
2)mklabel gpt > label the partition as EFI GPT partition table
3)p
4)note the size given there in the above command
5)mkpart
6)press enter for primary partition
7)specify the partition type
8)give the start size space ex. 0
9)give the size you want to make the partition for ex.3650GB
10)q
11)now the partition /dev/sdd1 is created.
11)mkfs.xfs -f -b size=4k /dev/sdd1 > to make the partition with the block size 4096, and -f > force overwrite on exisiting file system.
12)mount the partition.

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