[SunHELP] My 3T drives are showing up as only 2T

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Fri Jan 18 21:47:13 CST 2013


Do you suspect that this is a hardware limitation?

Or a software one?

Is Solaris/a Solaris distro, or a BSD distro able to see the full disk
if you do a boot from either of those OS's?


On 01/18/13 02:11 PM, Alan McKay wrote:
> OK, I kind of feared this might happen.   I've got an old Sun J4400 24
> disk array filled with 1T drives.  I want to expand space by replacing
> 1T with 3T but the 3T drives are only showing up as 2.2 (2T even when
> formatted ext4).
> What are the possible variables here?
> I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (latest) server on an older 64 bit Sunfire
> X2100M2 and a LSI JBOD card 3801E, and of course the aforementioned
> J4400.
> Where is the most likely culprit?
> Any way to get the 3T to show up?
> Oh and I did use parted to make a gpt partition not the MSDOS stuff.
> But even parted still only seems to see 2T
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