[Mageia-discuss] Can't I use a 3TB disk?

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Sat Feb 23 08:55:35 CET 2013

Op zaterdag 23 februari 2013 01:59:32 schreef andre999:
> Johnny A. Solbu a écrit :
> > On Saturday 23. February 2013 05.38, Norman Carver wrote:
> >> People should also know that many 3TB drives now have 4k sectors
> > 
> > How can one tell if this is the case?
> fdisk -l /dev/sd*
> gives both the logical and physical sector sizes at the top (along with
> other global info), before listing the partitions.
> It gives this info for both mbr and gpt partition tables.
> But it only lists the partitions for an mbr partition table.
> gdisk -l /dev/sd*
> gives the logical sector size at the top.  (It might not indicate a
> differing physical sector size, but in any case it is the logical size
> which counts for OS addressing.  The physical size is explicitly
> indicated inside gdisk.)
> It lists the partitions for both mbr and gpt tables (and maybe other
> formats).
> Note : sd* should be sda or sdb or ... , according to the disk in question.

when i installed on a 3TB disk, on mga3, i used the rescue to partition it 
with gdisk, and after that, i did the install

those cheap 3TB seagates are good imho i actually bought 6 of those for about 

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