Re: major parted and fdisk issues on RHEL 5.5?

Did you scan the new storage ? If manual scan don't work (sometime it
don't) reboot the server.

Sanjay Chakraborty

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Anne Moore <diabeticithink@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello All!

I have multiple RHEL 5.5 boxes, and I’m trying to partition
out (cut up) our 2.2 TB of storage on each one. However, neither Parted or
Fdisk will allow it on any of the RHEL 5.5 boxes. (We do have 20 RHEL 4.0
boxes, and it works perfectly on those.) Given it works fine with RHEL 4,0, I
assume this is a bug with RHEL 5.5?

Here’s the problem:

I’ve used GPT and msdos tables with this.

Disk /dev/sdb: 2247GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start  End  Size  File
system  Name  Flags

(parted) mkpart primary ext3 1024 73000

(parted) mkpart primary ext3 60000 560000

(parted) mkpart primary ext3 560000 999999

(parted) mkpart extended ext3 999999 2143360

Now we have:

Number  Start   End
Size    File system  Name

 1      1024MB

 2      60.0GB

 3      560GB

1000GB  2143GB
1143GB           extended

At this point, I can’t do anything else. I try to create
logical drives out of the extended, like so:

I type in: (parted) mkpart logical ext3 999999 1400000

And I get back this error:

(parted) mkpart logical ext3 999999 1400000

Warning: You requested a partition from 1000GB to 1400GB.

The closest location we can manage is 2143GB to
2143GB.  Is this still

acceptable to you?


And it doesn’t matter what I type on that (parted) line, it
always comes back with this same error message.

Again, this works fine in RHEL 4. But just won’t work on any
of our RHEL 5.5.

Anyone have any ideas on this? Is perhaps RHEL 5.5 expecting
something else on the command line? Or perhaps know of a patch that resolves

Thanks to you all for the help.

Anne M.

Rebate Systems of Southern California

Systems and Integration

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