Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Windows 2008 GPT Support

Use DISKPART tool convert disks from MBR to GPT so that a single partition can be larger than 2TB.

C:\> DISKPART

DISKPART> list

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6001

DISK - Display a list of disks.
PARTITION - Display a list of partitions on the selected disk.
VOLUME - Display a list of volumes.


DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 136 GB 0 B
* Disk 1 Online 4655 GB 2048 GB


DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.


DISKPART> convert

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6001

BASIC - Convert a disk from dynamic to basic.
DYNAMIC - Convert a disk from basic to dynamic.
GPT - Convert a disk from MBR to GPT.
MBR - Convert a disk from GPT to MBR.


DISKPART> convert gpt

DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to GPT format.


http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Adding_New_GPT_and_MBR_Disks_to_Windows_Server_2008_Systems

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