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Almost 7TB Partition

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2005-10-20
2012-11-28
  • I read on the ext3 wiki that it supports 32TB partitions.  I am trying to create a nearly 7TB partition and mkfs fails every time, creating a nearly 1TB partition.  fdisk shows the partion (sdb1) being the proper size (6985.9 GB) but when I format, the drive then shows as just under 1 TB in the filesystem.  Any ideas?  I am running RHEL4.2, but I updated e2fsprogs to 1.38 because I thought 1.35 might not support drives over 4TB in size (had same problem in 1.35).

    thanks,

    Dan

     
    • I fixed this, it was a problem with fdisk and not ext3.