7.04 (yes!) and large drives

Charlie Luna charlieluna1974 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 15:08:41 UTC 2013

I agree. I would suggest updating a new version and it should accept the
entire hard drive.
On Dec 1, 2013 8:34 AM, "Dave Woyciesjes" <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 11/30/2013 12:36 AM, Karl Auer wrote:
>> I have a 3TB drive in an Astone USB3.0 enclosure. The drive is seen, but
>> partitions (regardless of size and regardless of whether I use an MBR or
>> GUID partition table) cannot be mounted by Ubuntu 7.04 - it reports the
>> drive as being "very large", then a call to READ_CAPACITY16 fails. A bit
>> of googling suggests that this issue has long since been fixed, but I
>> wonder is there any workaround besides upgrading?
>> I have 1TB drives that ARE recognised. They are in Astone USB2.0
>> enclosures. If I put a 1TB drive in the new enclosure, it works. Putting
>> the 3TB new drive in an old enclosure kinda works, but ONLY if the drive
>> is formatted with MBR and contains a first partition of any size less
>> than 800GB. The drive is recognised as an "802GB HDD". Larger partitions
>> are seen and are even mountable, but things like e2fsck complain that
>> the partition is larger than the disk, and that something must be
>> corrupted. I'm not sure how safe it would be to proceed under those
>> circumstances.
>> For now, I've given up and am using 800GB of the drive because that's
>> better than nothing.
>> Any ideas as to what I might do to get more of the drive recognised and
>> mounted? Is it safe to use the drive when the drive parameters disagree
>> with the file system parameters?
>> Please don't suggest upgrading Ubuntu, that much I have figured out by
>> myself :-)
>> Regards, K.
>>      OK, I won't suggest it, but there is a high probability that you're
> hosed with an OS that old. IIRC, 3TB drives weren't even available when
> 7.04 came out.
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