I was partitioning a backup drive of 4.4TB, using fdisk. I got the following warning.
WARNING: The size of this disk is 4.4 TB (4398046511104 bytes). DOS partition table format can not be used on drives for volumes larger than 2.2 TB (2199023255040 bytes). Use parted(1) and GUID partition table format (GPT).
I found that the issue is due to the limitation of the MSDOS partition table format, which could be overcome using GPT. As fdisk will not work with GPT, I used parted instead. But it does not support creation of ext3 file system.
How can this disk be partitioned and used as ext3 file system? Is there any convenient method?