Partitioning WD Advanced Format Drives in Linux Raw See Rendered

Using `parted`
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Here's a transcript from formatting a WD20EARS drive on an x86\_64,
RHEL5.5, stock box. **Setting the unit format to sectors is bloody
important!**

    [root@example ~]# parted /dev/sdb
    GNU Parted 1.8.1
    Using /dev/sdb
    Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
    (parted) print                                                            

    Model: ATA WDC WD20EARS-00M (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number  Start  End  Size  Type  File system  Flags

    (parted) unit s
    (parted) mkpart
    Partition type?  primary/extended? primary                                
    File system type?  [ext2]? 
    Start? 64                                                                 
    End? -1                                                                   
    (parted) print                                                            

    Model: ATA WDC WD20EARS-00M (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number  Start  End          Size         Type     File system  Flags
    1      64s    3907029167s  3907029104s  primary

    (parted) quit                                                             
    Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.

Using `fdisk`
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I haven't tried this but here's the command with flags that will align
the partition to 4K boundaries:

    fdisk -H 224 -S 56 /dev/sdb