Fdisk is undoubtedly the most favorite disk partitioning tool for most linux savy peope. However fdisk has limitations when it comes to disk with space more than 2T. Redhat recommends parted now, starting from RHEL6. fdisk doesnt understand GUID partition table (GPT) and it is not suited for disk bigger than 2T. You will have to use a more advanced tool “parted” for that.
Let us see how a new 3T disk can be partitioned using parted command. I will be showing just 1 partition here, taking up all space rest can be done the same way. Normally, the disk will be labelled msdos, and you need to label it as GPT.
The list command will show you the current disks and their details.
[root@abc ~]# parted –list
Model: ATA ST33000650NS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B...