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http://www.linuxquestions.org – running RHEL 5.3 64bit, parted does not allow creation of more than 16 partitions (usin GPT partition table), e.g. when attempting to create next (17th) partition I get (parted) mkpart primary 43GB 44GB Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sdb16 -- Invalid argument. This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/sdb16 until you reboot -- so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting. Ignore/Cancel? C Warning: The kernel was unable to re-read the partition table on /dev/sdb (Device or resource busy). This means Linux won't (HowTos)