value out of range error on a disk with 40 GB FREE space

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  1. gaurav0918

    gaurav0918 New Member

    Hi,

    I installed RHEL 6.0 OS on vmware with CREATE CUSTOM LAYOUT option. And I gave the space to different mount points as mentioned below:
    / 15360MB
    /boot 200MB
    /tmp 3072 MB
    swap 1024 MB.

    fdisk -cul command shows the disk size as 64.4 GB. But when I try to create partion of 10 GB with fdisk -cu command, it says "value out of range". When I created the partition with maximum possible space, it created the partion of 999 KB.

    My question is where the remaining 40 GB space gone. And how can I create the partition of 10 GB space ?

    Please see the sequence of the commands below:

    [[email protected] Desktop]# fdisk -cul

    Disk /dev/sda: 64.4 GB, 64424509440 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7832 cylinders, total 125829120 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0007fb86

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 411647 204800 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 411648 31868927 15728640 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 31868928 36063231 2097152 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 36063232 125829119 44882944 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 36067328 38164479 1048576 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    [[email protected] Desktop]# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 15G 2.3G 12G 16% /
    tmpfs 504M 100K 504M 1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1 194M 24M 161M 13% /boot
    /dev/sda3 2.0G 68M 1.9G 4% /tmp
    /dev/sr0 2.8G 2.8G 0 100% /media/RHEL_6.0 i386 Disc 1

    [[email protected] Desktop]#

    [[email protected] Desktop]# fdisk -cu /dev/sda

    Command (m for help): n
    First sector (36065280-125829119, default 36065280):
    Using default value 36065280
    Last sector, +sectors or +size{K,M,G} (36065280-36067327, default 36067327): +10G
    Value out of range.
    Last sector, +sectors or +size{K,M,G} (36065280-36067327, default 36067327):
    Using default value 36067327

    Command (m for help): p

    Disk /dev/sda: 64.4 GB, 64424509440 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7832 cylinders, total 125829120 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0007fb86

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 411647 204800 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 411648 31868927 15728640 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 31868928 36063231 2097152 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 36063232 125829119 44882944 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 36067328 38164479 1048576 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 36065280 36067326 1023+ 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Command (m for help): w
    The partition table has been altered!

    Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

    WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
    The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
    the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
    Syncing disks.
    [[email protected] Desktop]# partx -a /dev/sda
    BLKPG: Device or resource busy
    error adding partition 1
    BLKPG: Device or resource busy
    error adding partition 2
    BLKPG: Device or resource busy
    error adding partition 3
    BLKPG: Device or resource busy
    error adding partition 4
    BLKPG: Device or resource busy
    error adding partition 5
    [[email protected] Desktop]# mkdir /test
    [[email protected] Desktop]# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda6
    mke2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
    Filesystem label=
    OS type: Linux
    Block size=1024 (log=0)
    Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
    Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
    128 inodes, 1020 blocks
    51 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
    First data block=1
    Maximum filesystem blocks=1048576
    1 block group
    8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
    128 inodes per group

    Writing inode tables: done

    Filesystem too small for a journal
    Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

    This filesystem will be automatically checked every 23 mounts or
    180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
    [[email protected] Desktop]# blkid /dev/sda6
    /dev/sda6: UUID="f2acf882-697e-42b9-abb6-30eb15166ec8" TYPE="ext4"

    [[email protected] Desktop]# vim /etc/fstab

    [[email protected] Desktop]# mount -a

    [[email protected] Desktop]# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 15G 2.3G 12G 16% /
    tmpfs 504M 264K 504M 1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1 194M 24M 161M 13% /boot
    /dev/sda3 2.0G 68M 1.9G 4% /tmp
    /dev/sr0 2.8G 2.8G 0 100% /media/RHEL_6.0 i386 Disc 1
    /dev/sda6 999K 17K 931K 2% /test

    [[email protected] Desktop]#
     

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