WD MyBook 3TB on Linux – partitioning problems -solved

Bought a WD MyBook 3TB (USB 3.0) drive. Didn’t want to format correctly in Linux (I blew away the Windows VCD partition). Turns out, needs to be formatted with GPT instead of the ancient MS-DOS partition table. Once that was done, formatting in XFS using SuSE GUI and defaults from the command line also failed. Final solution: /sbin/mkfs.xfs -b size=4096 -d sectsize=4096 -l sectsize=4096 /dev/sdk1

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