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[ubuntu] 3Tb drive - 4096 sector partition alignment

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, 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 the drive. Seems to work okay. Within parted, the align check always comes back as aligned. I then use mkfs.ext4 to create an ext4 filesystem on that single partition. Again, it seems to work f (Hardware)