[Mageia-discuss] Can't I use a 3TB disk?
marc at marcpare.com
Sat Feb 23 22:30:22 CET 2013
Le 2013-02-22 17:28, David W. Hodgins a écrit :
>> I am just curious, as I was looking at 2TB drives yesterday. Not that I
>> am planning on buying a 3TB drive, but, is there a reason why Mageia
>> can't partition a 3TB drive?
> The sector numbers in the partition table in the dos style mbr are limited
> to 32 bits. With 512 byte sectors, that means sectors past 2TB cannot be
> Using drives larger than 2TB either means using larger sectors, or a
> different style of partitioning, such as a GUID Partition Table, aka
> The partitioning tool used in the installer, diskdrake currently only
> works with dos style mbr partitioning.
> Regards, Dave Hodgins
Thanks for the info and thanks to all of the rest of the people and
answers after this as well.
It's nice to know.
While I think of it. Is Mageia considering doing anything about this? I
saw 3TB and 4TB disks on the shelves.
Marc at MarcPare.com
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