Attempting to add a partition to a disk. I am not sles expert but I
have been successful before but not this time. Below is the output from
Shouldn't I be able to enter fdisk /path/to/disk and then enter n and
add a partition? What am I forgetting.
SLES-XEN:/ # fdisk -l /dev/cciss/c0d1
Disk /dev/cciss/c0d1: 899.9 GB, 899898718208 bytes
255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 215393 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006a452
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d1p1 1 35903 146484224 5
/dev/cciss/c0d1p2 35905 61034 102526830 83 Linux
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/cciss/c0d1p3 61034 86627 104422500 83 Linux
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/cciss/c0d1p4 86627 117419 125628300 83 Linux
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/cciss/c0d1p5 1 23935 97654768 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d1p6 23936 35903 48829424 86 NTFS
SLES-XEN:/ # fdisk /dev/cciss/c0d1
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 215393.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)