On our older servers that wouldn't even recognize a 2TB partition
(which is where the OS was too), we used a CF card and CF card adapter
to boot from.  Slightly more gracious...

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Edward Capriolo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Wojciech Puchar
>
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  >
>  > >
>
>
> > > > Hi all.  I'm trying to create a ~9TB partition on a new file server.
>  > > > I thought FreeBSD now supported this (I'm on 7.0), but I can't figure
>  > > > it out.  I go into sysinstall, create the partition in fdisk using "A
>  > > > = Use Entire Disk), write it to disk, exit sysinstall and re-run
>  > > > it...and sysinstall doesn't show what it showed before I exited last
>  > > > time.
>  > > >
>  > > > Can someone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong here?
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > >
>  > > The filesystem (UFS2) supports disks larger than 2TB, but fdisk(8) and
>  > > bsdlabel(8) (which are what sysinstall uses to partition the disk) do not
>  > > support disks larger than 2TB due to limitations in the on-disk format
>  > they
>  > > use.
>  > >
>  > > You will need to use gpt(8) instead to partition your disk.
>  > >
>  >
>  >  or don't partition at all
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > > This cannot be done from sysinstall and you normally cannot boot from
>  > > a gpt(8)-partitioned disk due to lack of support in the BIOS of most PC.
>  > >
>  >
>  >  or use old disk, pendrive, DVD-ROM etc. for booting
>  >
>  >
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>  Seems like a shame to boot a nice 9TB disk pack off a floppy Disk or a
>  Pen drive. I mean you do what you have to but that just screams
>  'workaround'
>



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