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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Qemu and hard drives >2TB

From: Christian Lerrahn
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Qemu and hard drives >2TB
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:31:34 +1100

Hi Mike,
On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:43:20 -0700
Mike Lovell <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 01/08/2012 02:30 PM, Christian Lerrahn wrote:
> > I've used Qemu in the past to install NetBSD from a Linux system.
> > However, the problem I'm facing now is that I need to install to a
> > 3TB hard drive and Qemu will only recognise 2TB. Not only can I not
> > used GPT but it never even sees the drive at its full size (which a
> > non-gpt fdisk will).
> >
> > I've tried different versions of Qemu but possibly not the
> > absolutely latest one. Is there any version that can handle a hard
> > drive this size?
> are you saying that the guest only sees a hard drive of 2TB even
> though the device on the host is 3TB? if that is the case, then it
> might be that you need to try a newer version of qemu. though, i did
> just try a simple test and was able to see a 3TB device in the guest
> using qemu-kvm 0.12.5 that came with ubuntu 10.10 and with 1.0
> compiled from source.
> qemu should be able to see the full size of the disk. booting from it 
> would be another question. i doubt seabios would have the ability to 
> boot from something not using a mbr partition table. there are two 
> potential options that i see but i have tried neither.

Thanks for trying that. In that case it must be the NetBSD installer
that has problems with GPT and I probably wrongly blamed it on qemu.
I'll see what the NetBSD guys have to say about that.


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