[CentOS] booting from a +2TB disk

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 16:27:33 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-09-03 at 05:31, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> >
> > 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... 
> Splitting the array will only work if by that you mean having multiple 
> arrays (showing up as separate "disks"), one of which is <2TiB.  The 
> problem isn't that grub has a problem with >2TiB disks directly, it's that 
> you can't use an msdos disk label on a disk >2TiB -- you must use gpt.  
> And neither grub nor lilo understand gpt disk labels.

Can you boot a system like this from a CD?  If so, are there any
instructions for making one that would have the usual contents
of /boot, including the potentially custom initrd image?  Seems
like a useful thing to be able to do even on smaller systems.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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