slint 2tb limit

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Tue Mar 13 22:26:39 UTC 2018

output from:
lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype
wdc wd30ezrx-00d sda 2.7t
sda1 2m ext4
sda2 2g swap
sda3 2.7t
ihas124 w sr0 3.4g iso9660

output from:
fdisk -l|grep ^/
/dev/sda1 2048 6143 4096 2m bios boot
/dev/sda2 6144 4198399 4192256 2g linux filesystem
/dev/sda3 4198400 5860531119 5856332720 2.7t linux filesystem

The last number on last line before 2.7t is probably wrong.  I can try 
running second command again and see if result differs.
On Mon, 12 
Mar 2018, 
Linux for blind 
general discussion wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:13:51
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: slint 2tb limit
> Hello,
> Didier Spaier, Slint maintainer, here.
> Le 12/03/2018 ? 15:48, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit?:
>> So far as I can tell, slint appears to have a 2tb hard drive size limit. I tried it with a 3tb drive and hope I haven't permanently trashed the drive.? What happens with slint is you set up a swap partition on the drive and a linux partition and it doesn't matter what you use to do it either.? Once done, you run setup and get the message that slint can't find any partitions on the hard drive.? I have a bad compatibility situation here since technology is 24 years old and back in those years all that was known about was bios, efi and uefi didn't exist then.? Last bios flash update for AMD k8 athelon computers I think was 2006.? So, I'll see if I can rescue the 3tb drive with archlinux then go from there.
> I haven't such a big drive to check but am a bit surprised of such a limitation.
> To help investigate, could you please start again the installer, then after log in as root instead of running setup type this command, then post the output:
> lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype
> And also please post the output of this other command:
> fdisk -l|grep ^/
> That should allow me to understand why the installer doesn't see the partitions.
> Best regards,
> Didier
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