Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The last time I was at the airport, I picked up the PC I'd left there for the EAA that isn't getting used for anything - the rest of the board agree that we don't need it. I got it all updated and set up so Vic can give it to one of her friends. I then decided to get the new hard disc into the media centre PC. I plugged it in, only to see a 3Tb drive as 750Gb. Hmmm. That's an artifact of MBR, so I figured I'd just copy everything to that partition, then expand it. I was expecting to get 2Tb and a 750Gb partition, but after a few hours and some screwing around, I ended up with 2Tb and 750Gb that was unavailable. At all. Screw that. I ended up creating it as a GPT disc, and copying everything again. I now have a 2.75Tb (formatted) drive that can only be booted on a UEFI system, but it all works.
Posted by Dug at 6:09 PM