I am trying to install Ubuntu on a fresh 3TB hard drive.
I have tried the following
making all partitions Ext4
- installing Ubuntu 14 and 16.04 since later OSs may be better able to handle large hard drives
- run [Boot-Repair](https:// help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair), and tried several different ways to set up this hard drive from the installation dialogue. (I can enumerate them if that's helps, and the results of my attempts with Boot-Repair are here.)
- This Ask Ubuntu question: Unable to boot 12.04 after install on 3TB drive,
I tried to partition the drive into spaces of less than 2 GB, but to no avail.
I note from [this article on nzgeek](http:// nzgeek.org/topic/54247/partition-setup-for-ubuntu-on-2tb-disk-gpt), for example, that it appears I'm not the only one. Still, I am not a Linux (or even a computer) expert and I have no idea how to proceed.