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RE: Array Expansion on Compaq DL360 (G1)

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Ronald,
on DL360G1 you have a Smart Array integrated on the system board, so you must reconfigure your RAID partition.
You must configure a new RAID 1 partition of 36 GB.
After this you should see the new space.


Hope this can help you.
Regards Key




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I had 2 9gig drives in this one. I have replaced them with 36gig drives.
That worked fine.

Now I want to use the extra space, but can't seem to understand how. In
windows I can just go into disk manager and see the extra space and
allocate it. But under Redhat 9, even if I reboot, it still says the disk
is only 9 gig..

****** from dmesg
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 2.4.25)
cpqarray: Device 0x10 has been found at bus 0 dev 1 func 0
cpqarray: Finding drives on ida0 (Integrated Array)
cpqarray ida/c0d0: blksz=512 nr_blks=17756160
cpqarray: Starting firmware's background processing
blk: queue c03be840, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Partition check:
 ida/c0d0: p1 p2 p3

****** fdisk output
[root@av2 tmp]# fdisk -l /dev/ida/c0d0

Disk /dev/ida/c0d0: 9091 MB, 9091153920 bytes
255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 2176 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

         Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/ida/c0d0p1   *         1        25    101984   83  Linux
/dev/ida/c0d0p2            26      1919   7727520   83  Linux
/dev/ida/c0d0p3          1920      2176   1048560   82  Linux swap

How do I get hold of the extra space?

Compaq have some Array Configuration Utility, but only for RH8 and I
could not get that to work properly. Because it depended on some modules
that were compiled for RH8-kernel.

Any hints would be appreciated :)

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Roald Amundsen


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