Smaller than 80GB hard drives no longer work

April 21, 2014
by Wm. Josiah Erikson (wjens)

Due to some reconfig of the partition schema and some adding to the distro, it appears that anything smaller than 80GB no longer works in a cluster node. I also had this weird problem in compute-1-8, 1-16, and 1-15 where they were hung at “Verifying DMI Pool Data….” forever, but when Dan and I swapped out the hard drives for 80GB SATA drives, this problem disappeared, as did the more obvious problem that the ROCKS installer exited on saying “You need 857MB more hard drive space”.
All nodes should be back in service shortly, probably by the time you read this. Thanks to Rae-Ann for donating all the old 80GB hard drives that User Support was throwing away 🙂

One Response to “Smaller than 80GB hard drives no longer work”

  1.   admin Says:

    Looks like this isn’t true. I got a 32GB flash drive to work fine. I think that perhaps this was a red herring. 20GB drives definitely don’t work anymore though 🙂

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