How to create a big (2.7 TB) partition with Redhat Linux?
Using fdisk and a MSDOS partition table won’t let you allocate all cylinders to your primary partition… if you encounter this problem this is the way I did it:
# parted /dev/XXX (parted) mklabel New disk label type?Â [gpt]? GPT (parted) mkpart primary 0 2764G
Doing that way I created ad EFI partition table on my disk /dev/XXX and a primary partion with 2764Gigabytes on it.
Now you can use mkfs and mount it or manage that disk with LVM