This is a simple guide, part of a series I'll call 'How-To Guide Without Ads'. In it, I'm going to document how I partition, format, and mount a large disk (2TB+) in Linux with
Note that newer
fdisk versions may work better with giant drives... but since I'm now used to
parted I'm sticking with it for the foreseeable future.
List all available drives
$ sudo parted -l ... Error: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk label Model: ATA Samsung SSD 870 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 8002GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: unknown Disk Flags:
Good, I had plugged in that SSD just now, and it's brand new, so it doesn't have a partition table, label, or anything. It's the one I want to operate on. It's located at
/dev/sda. I could also find that info with