[CentOS] booting from a +2TB disk

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Sat Sep 3 12:28:52 UTC 2005

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?

Just create a small 100-200mb partition for /boot and it will work 
fine.  The root filesystem can be on the larger partition without any 
problems as long as /boot is in a <2TB partition it will be happy.


Chris Mauritz
chrism at imntv.com
VP & Chief Technology Officer
Independent Music Network

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