Formatting bigger Partitions

Stephan Hermann sh at
Wed May 31 11:04:53 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 31 May 2006 10:51, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> > 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.

Yes, parted works as expected. It sets as well the right label id, (ee EFI 
GPT) so you can actually partition and format bigger sized partitions.



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