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Re: [opensuse] Question, re hdd size for kernel 2.6.38
Hello,

On Sat, 20 Jul 2013, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
After noticing:
Jul 19 00:19:32 wahoo smartd[5815]: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], FAILED SMART
self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!
Jul 19 00:19:33 wahoo smartd[5815]: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], Failed SMART
usage Attribute: 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct.

Oy! I use to phase out disks after they develop even 1-5 errors (i.e.
use them only for cache etc. until they're too small anyway)

I am considering replacing the hdd with a Seagate SATA3 4TB. Will suse kernel
2.6.38 recognize > 2TB.

Yes. You should use a GPT though[1]. Just use 'gdisk' instead of 'fdisk'.
As long as you don't want to boot from that disk, you need not to
worry.

HTH,
-dnh

[1] you _must_ once the disk is 4 TiB though. You can massage the MBR
for a 2 TiB-1Sector partition + a 2^32-x sector long partition,
but I advise against that. Use GPT. Unless you boot from it or
Winders is involved, it's absolutely no hassle. That comes with
UEFI, Winders and the usual crap involved.

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