Using parted on > 2TB drives to create new partitions for LVM

fdisk utility doesn’t support storage device that is larger than 2TB. Therefore you need to use GNU “parted” to create your partition.

As root run ‘parted /dev/sdX’ where X is the SAS/SATA/whatever controller’s drive as presented to the Linux kernel.

At the ‘(parted)’ prompt, enter:

mkpart primary ext3 0 -1
set 1 lvm on

Then ‘quit’ Parted to save your changes to the partition table on the relevant drive.

This creates a new partition assigned the whole drive capacity and gives it the LVM partition type, then saves those changes & exits parted.

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