Fdisk and filesystems
On Fri, February 8, 2008 8:37 am, Esquivel, Vicente wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if it is a must that you do fdisk on a newly
> presented SAN lun or can you skip that step and just create the file
> system on the entire lun device using "mkfs -t ext3", on a linux server?
If you haven't created the partitions, then you must use fdisk first. At the
least, I would recommend you run it against the disk to see if anything is
there, and if so, what type it is. If it's not ready for an ext3 filesystem,
you're going to have some interesting events happen.
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