Conor Schaefer on 8 Nov 2012 07:52:10 -0800

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[PLUG] Partitioning big disks

We talked some last night about partitioning large (~ 3TB) drives, and fdisk not recognizing all the available space. My buddy below shared this tip:

Notes for Linux users. Lots of info on web on how to handle the 4K sectors, but no real straightforward "How To." Well here it is:

Run fdisk with the -u parameter to partition the drive and select 64 as the starting block (instead of default 63). Then, use the -b parameter in mkfs to specify 4096 block sizes: mkfs -t ext3 -b 4096 /dev/sda1

Have not tested this myself. Hope it's a nudge in the right direction....

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