[CentOS] Re: Adaptec 2820 & 2gig+ partitions

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Aug 21 16:51:43 UTC 2008

on 8-20-2008 2:57 PM Brian Marshall spake the following:
> Hi All,
> I have some general questions about setting up partitions. I have been 
> struggling to get an array to mount since I upgraded the drives and 
> exceeded a 2 gig partition so now the logical drive won't mount after 
> the install.
> That being said I have a few questions.
> Does anyone have any experience or advice for setting up large arrays on 
> 5.2 x86_64? My understanding is I need to setup a GPT partition but I am 
> not having any luck getting a good configuration during the install 
> process. Should I just not try during the install and use parted 
> afterwards or is there a better way to go about this?
> Also, during testing I just let it do a default configuration on the 
> drives and noticed that it setup a 100mgb partition with the boot map on 
> it and the rest as a LVM volume. Is this a preferred way to do it these 
> days?
It is the default way, but there are arguments both ways for it being the 
preferred way.

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