Formatting bigger Partitions

Thomas Lange lange at informatik.Uni-Koeln.DE
Wed May 31 10:36:48 CEST 2006

>>>>> On Wed, 31 May 2006 09:51:46 +0200, Stephan Hermann <sh at> said:

    > We came across a problem in sfdisk/fdisk/cfdisk that it can't handle sector 
    > sizes, where the numbers are >9 chars.
Fill a bug report for sfdisk.

    > We tried to partition a 6.3TB Partition on an HW Raid 6 and format it later 
    > with xfs.
    > With parted it works, but with no other partition tool.
So if sfdiks does not work, use a hook for task partition and use
parted inside this hook. It's not that flexible as a disk_config file,
but it will work. IMO there are examples of some partitions hooks in
the faiwiki.

regards Thomas

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