Hi,I'm having a difficult time getting several 3TB SAS drives partitioned so I can add filesystems and start using them.I can see all of the devices ( all show up as /d... [by robegan99]
on 12/12/2012 – Made popular on 12/12/2012
I'm in the process of setting up Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server for my home server, and am installing a Seagate Barracuda 3Tb drive as the data drive called /dev/sdb (Ubuntu is happily installed on an SSD - /dev/sda).
I've realised that I have to use parted because fdisk doesn't like drives larger than 2Tb.
I've run parted -a optimal /dev/sdb, then created a primary partition over all of
First I create a properly aligned partition in a new GPT table using parted by specifying percentages for start and end of the partition:
# parted -a optimal /dev/sdb
GNU Parted 2.3
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) mktable gpt
Warning: The existing disk label on /dev/sdb will be destroyed and all data on this disk will be lost.
Two comments.First, many USB pen drives, thumb drives, whatever, are not partitioned. It is possible to use the entire drive rather than partitioning it. More so, that is the norm. When the entire drive is used, it is mounted as /dev/sdx, not /dev/sdx1. I am not sure I believe the output of parted in this case. What does fdisk say?Second, Regarding Gcool's sugges
I have four Western Digital advanced format drive of 2TB. Now i want to create a RAID 5 array on my server. If i'm correct i have to partition the drives with parted because fdisk is not supporting gpt partitions which is needed for 2TB drives:
parted --align=opt /dev/sdx
mkpart primary 0% 100%
is this correct?
So I installed rEFFit, partitioned my Macbook Pro drive into two partitions, and loaded the install disk for 12.04.01. It had me chop the partition into three, a swap, boot, and something else for the installation to copy files to. I did, it installed, and had me restart...
and the drive wont show up to boot from the menu that pops up to switch drives when you old option down.
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