Problem partitioning disk

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at
Thu Sep 26 15:35:21 EST 2002

I may be off here, but I seem to remember that being a kernel issue but 
unfortunately I don't remember which revision it was fixed in. 

That might help you get started in your search. 

I know, RedHat 7.1 has problems seeing over around 130GB but 7.3 is okay with 
160GB drives. I've tested this with 160GB IDE drives and not RAID arrays 
though, but it may well be similair.


On Thursday 26 September 2002 15:26, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a 160GB RAID array to partition and it doesn't seem to be working
> very well. Both fdisk and cfdisk die with the error "File size limit
> exceeded" (actually, it seems to be a signal of sorts).
> I suspect it's due to the fact that I want extended partitions and [c]fdisk
> needs to seek a fair way to place them.
> Anyway,
> - has anyone seen this before?
> - at what size does it kick in? (128GB?, odd number)
> - is it a kernel problem, libc problem or [c]fdisk problem?
> Kernel 2.4.17
> Glibc 2.1.3
> fdisk v2.10s
> cfdisk 2.10s
> Thanks in advance,

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