I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd.
The build is:
- ASUS a55bm-e motherboard.
- AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think).
- Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and Windows installed (MBR/Legacy).
- AMD Radeon RAM 8GB single stick 1600 MHz
- Installing a Toshiba 3TB HDD in GPT format
Both OS's are installed and functioning beautifully
The 3TB was enabled as dynamic with disk management tool and is usable in Windows
I cannot access it unless I run
gparted or similar tools while in Ubuntu (as in it does not show up in the Unity desktop anywhere)
The problem is that I do not want to format the drive for Ubuntu for fear of losing access to it in Windows. I researched the error and it was a sector alignment issue with Ubuntu. From what I understand is that it is a simple fix just to realign the sectors to match Ubuntu but will that unalign the sectors with windows?
I am building this for a friend and he needs access to it in both operating systems.
Is there a way to reconcile the issue here and align the drive with both OS's? Neither drive is an SSD The main problem is the size of the drive and the required format that has to come with that.
Thank you in advance!