Customized Installation

Kaushal Shriyan kaushalshriyan at
Tue Feb 1 09:11:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Sebastien Estienne <
sebastien.estienne at> wrote:

> Your version of fdisk (or fdisk) is maybe limited to 2Tb.
> a warning suggest to use gnu partrd.
> --
> Sebastien E.

Hi Sebastien,

Thanks for the quick reply. How do i use GNU Parted. When i do
# parted
GNU Parted 1.7.1
Using /dev/sda
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) help
  check NUMBER                             do a simple check on the file
  cp [FROM-DEVICE] FROM-NUMBER TO-NUMBER   copy file system to another
  help [COMMAND]                           prints general help, or help on
  mklabel LABEL-TYPE                       create a new disklabel (partition
  mkfs NUMBER FS-TYPE                      make a FS-TYPE file system on
partititon NUMBER
  mkpart PART-TYPE [FS-TYPE] START END     make a partition
  mkpartfs PART-TYPE FS-TYPE START END     make a partition with a file
  move NUMBER START END                    move partition NUMBER
  name NUMBER NAME                         name partition NUMBER as NAME
  print [free|NUMBER|all]                  display the partition table, a
partition, or all devices
  quit                                     exit program
  rescue START END                         rescue a lost partition near
  resize NUMBER START END                  resize partition NUMBER and its
file system
  rm NUMBER                                delete partition NUMBER
  select DEVICE                            choose the device to edit
  set NUMBER FLAG STATE                    change the FLAG on partition
  toggle [NUMBER [FLAG]]                   toggle the state of FLAG on
partition NUMBER
  unit UNIT                                set the default unit to UNIT
  version                                  displays the current version of
GNU Parted and copyright information
(parted) mklabel gpt
(parted) mkpart primary 0 3001G
Error: The location 3001G is outside of the device /dev/sda.

Please suggest further.


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