DragonFly 3.6 can't be installed on a 6TB volume
I tried to install DragonFly on a batch of Xeon E5v2 workstations.
These machines have a 6TB mfid0 boot volume (RAID 5 of 4x2TB disks on a LSI 9260-4i adapter).
The installation fails almost immediately and these messages are shown in a dialog box:
fdisk: WARNING line 1: number of cylinders (726552) may be out of range
(must be within 1-1024 for normal BIOS operation, unless the entire disk is dedicated to DragonFly
fdisk: ERROR: could not adjust partition to start on a head boundary and end on a cylinder boundary.
Updated by ftigeot over 9 years ago
This may actually be a mfi-specific issue.
The installer also failed to install DragonFly on a 300GB mfi volume.
I fixed it by running fdisk -BI /dev/mfid0 from a shell.
Updated by zcrownover over 9 years ago
- Category set to Driver
So should this be closed or retitled to reflect it affecting a specific hardware type and not the size of the disk?
Updated by swildner over 9 years ago
- Category changed from Driver to Kernel
This issue neither specific to the disk size nor to the mfi(4) driver generally.
We have a guy in the IRC channel who runs DragonFly on a large system with (IIRC) 15x3TB with mfi(4):
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
ROOT 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
@-1:00001 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /var@-1:00002 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /tmp
@-1:00003 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /usr@-1:00004 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /home
@-1:00005 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /usr/obj@-1:00006 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /var/crash
/pfs/@@-1:00007 35T 1.6G 35T 0% /var/tmp
procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc