Formatting bigger Partitions

Michael Tautschnig tautschn at
Wed May 31 10:51:55 CEST 2006

> Good Morning,
> did anybody tried to format partitions > 3 TB partitions?
> We came across a problem in sfdisk/fdisk/cfdisk that it can't handle sector 
> sizes, where the numbers are >9 chars.
> 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.

Nice to know that parted works. As you might have spotted, I've started working
on a new disk partitioning script, but it will not be finished before the
meeting at Linuxhotel.


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