Can't format 2nd hard drives on slave nodes in Scyld
agrajag at scyld.com
Wed Oct 10 14:20:39 PDT 2001
On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Tony Stocker wrote:
> I had some problems at first getting the slave nodes to install, but finally
> got beofdisk to format the primary hdd (/dev/hda) on the slave node.
> However, the slave nodes have a second hdd as well (/dev/hdb) and I can not
> seem to get beofdisk to do anything to them. I have created a mapping file
> hdb:4865:255:63 (I modeled it after the working file for the hda hard drive)
> in the same location the mapping file for /dev/hda is, but I can't seem to
> get beofdisk to do anything except fdisk /dev/hda.
Hm.. can you give more details on the exact beofdisk comment that you
typed and what output it gave?
> I have tried using bpsh to manually sfdisk the drive, but after launching
> the command: `bpsh -n 0 sfdisk /dev/hdb` all I get is something along the
> lines of: "Checking to see if anyone is using this disk <CR> OK" and then
> nothing, it appears to hang. I've tried redirecting input to the sfdisk
> command via a file but the same thing occurs. I've left the process alone
> for several hours but nothing ever happens.
You should be able to do 'bpsh 0 fdisk /dev/hdb' and do it by hand.
However the best way is with beofdisk and I'd like more information on
that as I said so that we can figure out if there's a problem with it.
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