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zeehond

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Disksize connected on sata
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:32:09 PM »
Does anyone knows if (sata)disks bigger as 2T are supported by the Lime?

Greetings Ed.

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Re: Disksize connected on sata
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 10:32:59 AM »
In theory - yes, they are supported.
In practice - probably you have to recompile the kernel to add support for it:
http://linux-sunxi.org/Frequently_asked_questions#I.27ve_connected_a_3TB_disk_from_another_system_via_a_USB_dock.2C_but_I_can.27t_get_it_to_mount

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Re: Disksize connected on sata
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 08:43:47 PM »
Clear, thanks for the answere!
Ed

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Re: Disksize connected on sata
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 04:29:37 AM »
Just an FYI:

Linux does not require partitions.  If you only want one
partition anyway and don't care whether other OSes can
handle an unpartitioned disk, simply use the whole disk,
i.e. /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda1.  No need to recompile
the kernel and search for the fancy new partitiong tools
with support for GPT or EFI.

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Re: Disksize connected on sata
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 09:38:02 PM »
flobber> Yes, that's right, Linux does not care as long as it's a working block device. And you can also avoid problems with block alignment, because newer disks use internally bigger sectors than 512B.