I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (no dual boot) and tried installed secondary 3TB Seagate SATA disk. I used GParted to partition the disk into a 2.0TB partition and a 800odd GB partition (remainder) and managed to manually mount both /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2.
Then I added entries to fstab for automount but Ubuntu won't start after a reboot, unless I physically disconnect the disk, which allows me to start Ubuntu with option to skip mounting /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2.
As soon as I connect the disk and reboot computer freezes, I can't get GRUB menu, system settings, or boot menu. If I revert to original fstab without new partitions and connect the disk it makes no difference, still freezes on reboot.
This is a new disk with no data so happy to format disk and try again but can't get that far.
NOTE: before partitioning I managed to mount successfully with fstab but mounted partition was only about 750GB when capacity shows 3TB so formatted disk and partitioned.
fstab looks like this at the moment:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=b8a0bf10-011a-43b0-b5d4-3300f75d79b6 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=63a1fa2c-a6df-4c88-b85a-96ecdffe528f none swap sw 0 0 # auto mount /dev/sdb1 -> 3T internal disk -> 2TB partition /dev/sdb1 /mnt/T3 vfat rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 # auto mount /dev/sdb2 -> 3T internal disk -> 800GB partition /dev/sdb2 /mnt/T4 vfat rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0