We have a couple of RHEL5 boxes each with Promise Tech Vess1830 SAS RAIDs. The boxes came with an older version of parted (1.8) so I just installed v2.2 which indeed seems to work better. For some reason, I can't seem to mkfs
though. Here's what I do:
Create a RAID set on the RAID via the Promise Tech Web GUI, cat /proc/partition on the Linux side and it sees the devices as does syslog (and correctly identifies them as VessRAID1830)
fdisk -l also sees them as such but since each RAID set is 4 disks of 2TB each, fdisk can't handle that size. So I go into the new parted:
parted /dev/sdb mklabel gpt mkpart primary 0 -0 This complains about alignment (even if I "parted -a optimal /dev/sdb"
but seems to accept it anyway when I respond "Ignore". Also tried specifying various sizes eg 0TB to 5.4TB for RAID5 print (shows the correct info) quit mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1 however returns
The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?
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