error "threshold exceeded on attribute 184". This number divides without remainder by 2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9. Drive resides in a Newertech v3 ministack enclosure and is connected via eSata. You are done! http://applecountry.net/disk-utility/disk-utility-error-partition.php
I was formatting a Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB and had the same issues. Anything bigger and it throws the 4k error whilst formatting. I'll be more careful next time and thanks so much for the assistance. At this point, the volume dismounts from the desktop and the drive is partitioned and formatted into multiple drives with GUID Partition Table scheme.
Windows XP Pro SP3 via Bootcamp. If you often share files between Mac and Windows with file sizes larger than 4GB, then perhaps creating a drive with both HFS+ and NTFS partitions is the best solution. All rights reserved. under the volume scheme select the number of partitions required 5.
Afterwards, format the partition(s) intended eventually to be HFS+ as FAT32 (again inside Windows.) Now when you connect the drive to a Mac, you can convert any of the FAT32 partitions I can't find the â€œpartitionâ€ section in Disk Utility. Adv Reply December 28th, 2009 #4 srf21c View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message A Carafe of Ubuntu Join Date Sep 2006 Location Southwestern US Beans 108 DistroUbuntu 10.10 Maverick https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1353163 I have not tested yet, but I think that if you want to create a partition bigger than 512GB, then you need the number of sectors with that divisors.
Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility and open Disk Utility. BTW: It was SAFE to power it off & start Disk Utility again.I found I had to partition it first, but I was able to create one large partition.I found these That's the lower indented volume name in the Apple Disk Utility window (on the left side). Reply Joe says August 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm Ah!
For those of you who need it, here's some step-by-stpe help that may help you get going in the right direction. • Currently 3.14 / 5 You rated: 5 / https://macosx.com/threads/disk-utility-problem-erasing-a-large-external-hard-drive.290989/ mostly problems in terminal - failure to format error. Disk Utility Change Partition Size select the "options" button 6. I originally had it daisy chained via other Firewire hard drives and it had mounted perfectly out of the box but I since then have connected directly and swapped cables just
Comments backtomac Posts: 4,579member October 2008 I don't know why you can't do it with disk utility. this page I created another partition - a 30 GB partition (after... or to the right of the 80 GB one) named "FAT Volume" and formatted it as FAT32. However, it has a 4GB file size limit.
Ubuntu Ubuntu Insights Planet Ubuntu Activity Page Please read before SSO login Advanced Search Forum The Ubuntu Forum Community Ubuntu Official Flavours Support General Help [ubuntu] hfsplus : partition size not bobmoore2006-07-04, 04:45I tried this...but still didn't work. If you just want to clone your HDD get that app. http://applecountry.net/disk-utility/disk-utility-mac-partition-error.php Change Volume Scheme to something else (1 partition, 2 partitions, etc), and click the partition button.
After I did that, it was a cinch. From the Partition Schemes provided, click on the GUID Partition Table radio button. BTW, the Fat32 partition can be larger than 32GB.
When I formatted it for one partition with GUID, it re-mounted and initialized, then I re-initialized it normally with Disk Utility. make sure "GUID Partition Table" is selected NOT "Master Boot Record" 7. After erasing that volume with Fat32 selected, I could then repartition the drive, selecting HFSplus and GUID in the Options. Just remember to go from rdisk1s1 to rdisk1s2 to rdisk1s3 every time you use the Terminal code to format a volume.
but you shouldn't...try switching the order of the partitions with the HFS partition in the middle. [ Reply to This | # ] Create an HFS+/NTFS/FAT32 external drive Authored by: scottsymes Blog Archive ▼ 2008 (1) ▼ November (1) Partition Size Not A Multiple of 4k Toggle navigation Categories Discussions Sign In Why can't I clone a Hard Drive in I love the internet. useful reference select the "options" button 6.
Apple Info Site Map Hot News RSS Feeds Contact Us Copyright © Apple Inc. I tried it straight from disk utility too and still it did not work - disk utility kept locking up during the format process. It works flawlessly. Adv Reply December 28th, 2009 #5 Kimos View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Just Give Me the Beans!
In the original hint, there wasn't much explanation given for the first step. Then hit the partition button.If it still won't restore, try using superduper or carbon copy cloner to copy everything over. Beside the spiraling activity indicator is the message : "newfs_hfs: /dev/rdisk1s1: partition size not a multiple of 4k" In the information below it says Mount Point: Not mounted; Format Mac OS You should now have 1 external hard drive with 3 volumes: one HFS, one FAT32 and one NTFS.
glad it worked for you =) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Obviously this is something that a lot of people have trouble with, so it should be made easier. This worked brilliantly. Filed Under: Technology Tagged With: apple, google, mac, osComments ugur says April 18, 2008 at 6:19 am Thank you for this instruction.
Here's the issues I encountered with the original hint: - (in windows) the windows partitioning went smoothly (I did 3 partitions, no formatting), using (Start>control panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management->Disk Management) - rebooted Plug it in and turn it on. Copying over data now and will bring it back to the Mac in a few to make sure it all stays stable. bobmoore2006-07-16, 10:28Could it be a drive jumper setting?
Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by pasqualethecat, pasqualethecat Mar 1, 2008 3:54 PM in response to Paul Horne Level 1 (0 points) iPhone Mar 1, 2008 3:54 PM Besides, partitions * this large should be 4K aligned for performance. */ if ((dip.totalSectors >= 0x40000000) && (dip.totalSectors & 7)) fatal("%s: partition size not a multiple of 4K.", device); After some While on topic, I just want to provide some benefits and limitations with each format (as I have discovered): HFS+ - Works perfectly on a Mac system.