Configuring NVME Cards on Exalytics X6-4 Fails with Error: “Error: starting sector number, 4687499264 exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295”

(Doc ID 2243754.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2017

Applies to:

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X6-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Configuring an Exalytics x6-4 machine with Release and Linux 6.  Follow steps in the Installation Guide to create a partition and allocated 3200GB nvme storage. This is described as follows:

Prerequisite: To create partitions on the Flash cards, if there are no existing partitions:

  1. Enter the following command:

    # parted /dev/nvme0n1 mklabel msdos
    Warning: The existing disk label on /dev/nvme0n1 will be destroyed and all data on this disk will be lost. Do you want to continue?
    Yes/No? Yes

    Information: You may need to update /etc/fstabm.

  2. Enter the following command:

    # parted -a optimal /dev/nvme0n1 mkpart primary 0% 25% mkpart primary 25% 50% mkpart primary 50% 75% mkpart primary 75% 100%

Once the commands are executed, only 3 of the four partitions are created and the following error occurs:


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