I’ve tried partitioning this drive with GPARTED (using GPT boot partition) then ext4 file system (using both command line and gui installer. Most recently I’ve tried this using the full size regular live iso for 64 bit.
Last night it took well over 45 minutes and did not finish (mounting the partition and formatting it).
Never before has this step taken longer than a minute or two.
DMESG produced this output when it wouldn’t mount and format the partition. But I don’t know how to read the output.
I’ve no idea what to do, any help much appreciated.
Ideally I would like to use the full 2.7 allowable terabytes of this drive as a single partition (since I bought it to finally sort out all the duplicate photos and files I have).