View Full Version : 2TB and larger harddrives support? V2

December 15th, 2013, 12:34 AM
As the old thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1657961) is closed, I continue here.


With 2TB and 3TB drives available, how is the support from the Ubuntu side?

Anyone tried?


I just tested Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in a VirtualBox v4.3.4 virtual PC and:
- it installs
- hangs at boot

It drops into a grub rescue shell, with error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I also tried Fedora 19 and it works fine, so I compared the partitioning and the reason is obvious:
- Fedora uses a /boot partition
- Ubuntu creates one big root filesystem partition

So I reinstall and instead of automatic partitioning I changed the existing partitions (the leftover of the first installation) manually:
- removed /
- add a 1GB /boot partition
- re-add / after the /boot parition

This way it works fine.

Not sure where exactly the bug lies.

PS: Windows 8 also works, but uses MBR/MSDOS partitioning and creates a 2TB partition (and one small boot partition, Windows calls is "System" partition).