Thanks for the post, I appreciate the time.
I did consult the LVM guide. It's pretty comprehensive.
However, my partition table is using GPT because 6TB is too large for DOS.
Using the guide as a refernce, I was able to make the partition 6TB using parted.
[root@buster ~]# parted /dev/sdc
GNU Parted 2.3
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
Model: AMCC 9590SE-8ML DISK (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 6000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 17.4kB 6000GB 6000GB primary
This is great, however using e2fsck gives an error that the device is in use:
[root@buster ~]# sudo e2fsck -f /dev/sdc1
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
e2fsck: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sdc1
Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
I'm not sure if there is a trick to figuring out what is using the device, especially since it's not mounted.
Any advice is much appreciated.