[CentOS] Centos 5 on Large Disks.

Anup Shukla anup at iamcool.net
Tue Oct 23 10:02:40 UTC 2007

Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 October 2007, Anup Shukla wrote:
> ...
>> I think its finally got into my head now. :)
>>  From what i understand (after your replies and some more googling)
>> GRUB cannot boot from gpt labeled drives.
>> So no matter how i partition them, it just wont boot.
> Correct.
>> So finally, i am putting a 300G SATA to act as the "system" drive.
>> Then use the other 750G's to be the big RAID 5 Volume (XFS)

Yes, thought about it.
But DELL PERC does not seem to be able to do that.
That is atleast what i have found out till now.
Wish it was possible.

Just in case, if anyone knows better, please let me know.
I have a Dell PE2950

> That will work. Another way is to see if the raid-controller can present two 
> volumes from your raid5, one small (for OS) and one big (for gpt large fs). 
> If this works then you'll get one device on which you can use msdos 
> partitions and boot from and one (>2T) on which you use gpt (or simply lvm 
> directly on the device).
> /Peter


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