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Date:      Tue, 3 Jul 2007 17:09:33 +0200
From:      "Dave Raven" <dave@raven.za.net>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   2TB (and above) Disk 
Message-ID:  <010501c7bd84$2dc311c0$89493540$@za.net>

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Hi all,
	Firstly I am using FreeBSD 4, I know it's not supported but
hopefully someone has some experience with large disks on 4. I have a box
with 6x 500gig drives, configured in raid 5 which comes out around 2.3
terabytes of space. With that, the system picks up the drive (da0) as 0MB in
size. I haven't been able to solve that, but took one drive out (moving it
to 1.9gig) and it works fine...

However, when I try to use /stand/sysinstall I get tons of drive geometry
errors, and can't create more than a 1TB slice. If I use "A" to use whole
disk, it goes through with a negative number but then the labeling part of
the process gives a " paritions are larger than actual chunk " error. 

I then ran "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=1m count=1" and "disklabel -wr
da0 auto". This seems to setup a working paritition table, but any attempts
on the drive after that to do a newfs result in: "newfs preposterous size"
and a negative number...

Any ideas or is it even possible?

Thanks in advance
Dave




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