Tag: GPT

Debian Linux Wheezy: Partitioning 3TB Hard Drives with GPT Table (fdisk show 2TB max.)

Problem: On Debian Linux the brand new 3TB SATA Drives only seen as 2TB Drives by fdisk Background: GPT Partition Table must be used as new technology Solution: install “gdisk” the GPT Tool for big Drives with #sudo aptitude install gdisk clean the new Drives first Table Headers with #sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb count=1 bs=512 run now #sudo sgdisk /dev/sdb Command is “sgdisk” not “gdisk” = its Paket Name same on other Linux/BSD Systems on Windows use Paragon Tools

FreeBSD Linux: Remove Clear GPT Partition Table from drives

Problem: FreeBSD 9 use GPT Partitionlabel by default to remove with Linux do: fdisk message: WARNING: GTP (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdX' The util fdisk isn't support GPT. do on console: sudo parted /dev/sdX mklabel msdos (Enter Yes!) quit now use Linux fdisk to recreate a new partion Table