Re: maximum partition size
On 3/10/08, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> On 03/09/08 18:49, hce wrote:
> > On 3/10/08, Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
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> >> On 03/09/08 17:38, hce wrote:
> >> > Hi,
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> >> > What is the maximum partition size for an external HDD? I tried to use
> >> The location of the drive is irrelevant.
> >> > one partition for a 250 G external HDD for a backup, the partition was
> >> Bigger than 250GB, that's for sure! (I've got a 300GB Firewire
> >> drive formatted as ext3.)
> >> > ok, but then the format process was stuck which caused my debian box
> >> > freeze. I cannot even turn my debian box off.
> >> If you are on a network, see if you can ssh in from another box.
> > I couldn't ssh it from another box, the system was collapsed.
> >> What does /var/log/syslog say?
> > Please see following syslog after restarting the debian box, it is an
> > Ethernet port Enclosure and it is connected over Ethernet cable.
Ah. iSCSI, or something similar?
Just over a normal Ethernet port.
> > Mar 10 08:38:57 debian kernel: ndas-13122791-0: unknown partition table
> > Mar 10 08:38:57 debian kernel: ndas: /dev/ndas-13122791-0 enabled
> > Mar 10 08:49:10 debian kernel: ndas: IO error occurred at sector
> > 0(slot 1): NETWORK_FAIL
> > Mar 10 08:49:10 debian kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev
> > ndas-13122791-0, sector 0
> > Mar 10 08:49:10 debian kernel: Buffer I/O error on device
> > ndas-13122791-0, logical block 0
> > Mar 10 08:49:10 debian kernel: lost page write due to I/O error on
> > ndas-13122791-0
> > Mar 10 08:49:10 debian kernel: ndas: /dev/ndas-13122791-0 is disabled
> > Mar 10 08:50:21 debian kernel: ndas: can't read NDAS control device.
> > Mar 10 08:53:15 debian kernel: ndas-13122791-0: p1
> > Mar 10 08:53:15 debian kernel: ndas: /dev/ndas-13122791-0 enabled
> > Should I try to format the HDD again (I guess it will be stuck again),
> > or could the enclosure and HDD got hardware problem?
> Maybe the system is trying to mount the device before the network
> Is this a Ximeta NDAS drive? Do you have the correct driver?
Yes, I installed a ximeta source code on debian and followed
HowToBuildDEB instructions. I've never used it before, not sure if the
driver is ok or not.