[CentOS] booting from a +2TB disk

Peter Arremann loony at loonybin.org
Sat Sep 3 04:07:21 UTC 2005

On Friday 02 September 2005 22:26, Akop Pogosian wrote:
> I have been trying to install CentOS 4.1 on a new server today. The
> installation went fine but the system doesn't boot. It doesn't even
> get to the Grub screen. The system has a 3ware 9500 series controller
> and 12 250GB SATA disks which are configured for RAID5 with one hot
> spare.  I searched on the web and noticed that this is a Grub (and
> Lilo) limitation. Is there any way around it other than setting up a
> smaller RAID device?
Grub has a 2TB limitation - always did... even the latest 1.90 release still 
has that issue. The only reasonable ways to get around that is to split your 
array into <2TB pieces or to get another disk for booting... 

Lilo has the same issue - so you're not gonna be very happy.


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