64Bit installation on a 500 GB Sata DRIVE

Fred Roller froller at tnclimited.com
Wed Jun 3 06:39:02 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 06:43 +0100, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:42:47 +0800
> From: Rod James Bio <rjubio at gmail.com>
> Subject: 64Bit installation on a 500 GB Sata DRIVE
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> We've been doing an installation on this LTSP Server we are trying to 
> build. Somehow in while formatting the 500 GB HD the partitioning 
> process is stock in 33%. Can anyone suggest if there are limitations
> or 
> problems?

I have built a 4 Tb server (4 x 1 Tb sata) with 64bit and my laptop has
a combined total of 570 Gb between two drives on a 64bit desktop ubuntu.
Though I do a manual partition during installation, everything else is

Normally I create a 40Gb OS partition and leave the rest for after the
build.  The manual partition is to save time (alot) during the install
process.  Once completed I can run fdisk to partition the remainder then
mkfs.ext3 or whatever is needed to format, and finally adjust the fstab
to mount at boot, say mount on directory /Data.  Safer for the data as
well, don't lose data if you have to rebuild and symbolic links take
care of tying the information into the rest of the system.


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