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Offline me007yesterday

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Large capacity harddrive
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:26:45 PM »
Hello, I want to install a large capacity hard drive (4TB or above for my archive) in Core which is booting from CD.

Somehow, I can only use up to 1TB. Is this a limitation? If not, what is the procedure to install a large capacity hard drive.

Thank you in advance
George

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Re: Large capacity harddrive
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 10:48:32 PM »
I believe you need to partition the hdd using the gdisk extension to create a gpt partition table.

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Re: Large capacity harddrive
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 01:53:21 AM »
gdisk updated in 10.x repos

Use this to check how your hdd is partitioned:
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$ gdisk -l /dev/sdb..assuming your hdd appears as sdb

Use this to (re)partition it (be carefull to choose the correct hdd):
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$ sudo gdisk /dev/sdb

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Re: Large capacity harddrive
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 05:58:23 AM »
.If jaunitos soln does not help, pl note that :
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Kernel should support GPT in order to partition using GPT format. By default RHEL/CentOS have Kernel with GPT support, but for Debian/Ubuntu you need to recompile the kernel after changing the config.

...More details at : 
https://www.tecmint.com/add-disk-larger-than-2tb-to-an-existing-linux/

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ALL THIS MUST BE DONE ON AN EMPTY 4TB HARD DRIVE.
1)Download a Linux mint live CD from any running Win$ system and burn the ISO to disk.
2) When you’re fully in Linux mint, run GPARTED . THERE ARE TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER HERE. READ CAREFULLY.
Your first primary partition should NOT be larger than 1.8TB. (about half the drive).
DO NOT MAKE IT LARGER THAN 1.8TB! It can be smaller,.. but NOT larger than 1.8TB if you want only two partitions on the entire drive.
...More details at :
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2948018/system-requirements-4tb-hard-drive.html