Fun and games with 3TB hard drives.

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Oct 1 23:59:14 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 16:32 -0700, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Searching google, here is what Dell has to say:
> I need a drive that I can partition at least to
> 15 partitions as I use many different OSes
> (windows, mac, linux) and it appears to me
> that I cannot use the MSDOS partition tables
> for drives larger than 2GB.  Currently, I have
> been using 2x2GB Hitachi DeskStar drives and
> they work wonderfully with MSDOS partitions.
> So, It looks to me, I will have to return the 3GB
> drive back to the store and get a 2GB drive so
> that I can have 15 partitions, of mixed OS for
> multiboot operations.
> Thanks for bringing this to my attention, as I
> did not do my homework before I bought a
> 3TB drive... drat! ;)
you can use GPT and make partitions, virtual disks, LVM, etc. as you see fit.


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