You cannot use fdisk slices/partitions with disks over 2TB. For those
GPT should be used. More info is available from here :

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 13:57 +0200, Matias Surdi wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm implementing a backup solution at work.We've bought a x86 server 
> with two hardware raid 5 with for a total storage capacity of about 7Tb.
> For the software we are using for backups, the ideal scenario would be 
> to have just one "big disk" so that no space problems would appear.
> I've tried to install FreeBSD 7 with no success, as it seems... the 
> sysinstall tool doesn't support such big slices.
> I've read about the "Large Data Storage on FreeBSD" but I'm still confused.
> I've also thought on using slices of 1Tb, and join all them using vinum. 
> What do you think about this last option?
> Thanks a lot for your help.
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