I am starting to build my Linux file server (mostly for ISO'd blurays) and I am populating it with Seagate 3TB disks (not boot, just data).
I have started to read about the 4K sector alignment problem and I would like very much to use a single 3TB partition. Being a newbie, I am a bit at a loss between the different tools (like old and new fdisk and gparted) and which ones would be the most appropriate.
Can anyone show an example of how I should proceed on partitioning and formatting those shiny new 3TB behemoths ?
I am using Linux Mint 11 (based on Ubuntu 11.04)
For the moment, the Disk tool in Mint11 complains about a 3072 bytes misalignment when I partition directly in Linux. For tests, I partitioned a drive in Windows 7 (GPT, NTFS) and used it in Linux, but I'd rather do the job correctly before starting to fill it with data.
Anyone has crossed that bridge and care to share ?