[clug] Dumb user question: 2+TB disks, MBR & BIOS...
hal at ashburner.info
Tue Jan 1 23:18:58 MST 2013
Plugged a 3TB usb drive into the box. Formatted it to ext4 and started
using it. Didn't know there might be an issue with that and didn't find
one. Haven't tried to boot of it though.
On 2 January 2013 17:06, Andrew Donnellan <andrew at donnellan.id.au> wrote:
> On 02/01/13 16:48, steve jenkin wrote:
> > I guess I'm wondering if modern Desktops and white-box servers support
> > UEFI, rather than BIOS.
> > I'm sure I've read that Linux does UEFI. [not sure, but it's the
> > ultimate glue and generally supports All Known Hardware]
> > And, IIRC, there was a thread on-list about GPT partitions (suggested
> > tool gparted?? can't recall) not too long ago.
> > Think it was mainly "what tool do I use
> Can't say for desktops, but I'm writing this from my UEFI-compliant,
> GPT-partitioned (with parted), Debian-running laptop. I had a few
> installation issues (getting UEFI installation media, installing a UEFI
> bootloader correctly) but after that it's been working fine. Though it's
> probably distro dependent - I know the Debian installer's UEFI support
> is fairly new.
> > Application:
> > - If I'm buying a laptop and want to connect a 3-4TB drive via USB or
> > something, are there any gotchas or prerequisites?
> I'd expect you wouldn't have any problems with a reasonably new kernel
> that supports GPT.
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