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Re: Support for hard drives > 2 TB?
from "Michael van Elst" <mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost>:
> mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost ("Thomas Mueller") writes:
> >Can NetBSD be successfully installed, and run, on all or part of a hard
> >drive > 2 TB? Sector size would be 4 KB, though I think the hard-drive
> >firmware can make sector size look like 512 bytes. I know fdisk can handle
> >up to 2 TB; this limit is not just for BSD but Linux too.
> >Western Digital has come out with a SATA hard drive of 3 TB.
> -current can. However, your PC probably has problems to boot from
> such a drive.
> Michael van Elst
I wouldn't need the boot partition to boot > 2 TB. I would have a partitioning
1: FreeDOS <= 8 GB (so FAT32 cluster size can be 4 GB)
2: NetBSD, subdivided for swap, /home, maybe /boot, /, maybe /usr (not in that
4: Extended partition with logical partitions for swap, /home, possibly more
than one Linux (one would be Gentoo), maybe nonbootable extra data partitions
I still can't figure how I'd come close to filling 3 TB.
I might want to run grub4dos from FreeDOS, among other things, maybe even
Could I run NetBSD 5.1, or would it have to be 6.0-work-in-progress, meaning
I would in any case want to make a separate (sub)partition for /home. That way
I could update the rest, even newfs if necessary, and keep user data, though a
backup of /home might make it safer, just in case something goes afoul.
Maybe I'd get a differenty partitioning scheme with parted or gparted?
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