[CentOS] booting from a +2TB disk

Akop Pogosian akopps at LS.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Sep 4 10:01:34 UTC 2005

On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 12:07:21AM -0400, Peter Arremann wrote:
> 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.
> Peter. 

Oh, I see. Thanks all for replies. I guess I'll just take two 250GB
disks out of RAID5 and create a mirror out of them for system disk
which means we're going to lose ~250GB of starage capacity :/


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