I added three new drives to a Dell 2950 (running RHEL 5) with a PERC 6/i storage controller. The machine was previously running RAID 1 on two drives + hotswap. Rather than create an identical RAID 1 array with the new drives, I opted to gain additional storage by using OpenManage to convert the original Virtual Drive to a RAID 5 array that incorporated the new drives.
All of the above went off without a problem, but when I try to create a new partition with the additional space, fdisk informs me that there are "No free sectors available", even though it seems to recognize the additional space.
My current filesystem usage:
[root@local ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 9.7G 2.1G 7.1G 23% / /dev/sda1 487M 35M 427M 8% /boot none 4.0G 0 4.0G 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda3 487M 11M 451M 3% /tmp /dev/sda5 4.9G 1.2G 3.5G 25% /usr /dev/mapper/VarGroup-var 50G 757M 47G 2% /var
fdisk output, showing additional disk space:
[root@local ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 290.9 GB, 290984034304 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 35376 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 64 514048+ 83 Linux /dev/sda2 65 1339 10241437+ 83 Linux /dev/sda3 1340 1403 514080 83 Linux /dev/sda4 1404 8844 59769832+ 5 Extended /dev/sda5 1404 2040 5116671 83 Linux /dev/sda6 2041 2301 2096451 82 Linux swap /dev/sda7 2302 8844 52556616 8e Linux LVM
Is there any way to incorporate the additional disk space without destructive repartitioning?