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Is there a way to make partition bigger than 2 TB on ext4 file system ?? Im trying to do that on debian but get message Partition size can not exceed 2TB ...

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

That is not a limitation of ext4, but a limitation of the MSDOS partition table format you are using.

You'll need to switch to GPT partition tables. Use gparted or parted to create a GPT partition table on your disk. This will allow you to create partitions bigger than 2 TB.

fdisk doesn't work with GPT and won't let you have >2TB partitions.

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... or GPT fdisk. – JdeBP May 17 '11 at 10:52

You can, but MBR can't allow disk to be more that 2TB. You have to switch your partition table to GPT

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