can't recognize the harddisk size

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Apr 21 07:35:34 UTC 2013

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 21/04/13 11:03, Doug wrote:
>> 2013/4/20 Tom H <tomh0665 at <mailto:tomh0665 at>>
>>> AFAIK 2TB is at the limit for an msdos-labelled disk and using a
>>> gpt-label might be better (CAN SOMEONE CONFIRM - OR INFIRM - THIS?)
>>> but I think that your problem comes from the kernel no knowing about
>>> the partition that you've created.
> I have 2 external 2TB HDDs and I have had no hassles with formatting them.
> All I did was use gparted (contained in the SystemRescueCD - and essential
> tool) to format the drives.

You can also format a 3 TB disk with an msdos label and end up with at
most and more or less 2 TB. I was hoping that someone would know the
exact limit.

A former colleague tells me that it's 2 TiB; that rings a bell...

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