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

Wed Aug 20 23:32:06 UTC 2008
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 at 5:19pm, Brian Marshall wrote

> The controller is 8 channel SATA 300. That's not the problem. The problem is 
> getting the OS to mount a 4TB array after the initial install of the OS. We 
> had a 1.5 TB on there for a few years and never had this problem with arrays 
> under 2 TB.

Your original post said 2GB, not TB.

Are you trying to boot from this device?  Because you can't.  Search the 
list history for multiple posts about dealing with >2TB drives.  The 
highlights are:

a) You can't boot from it
b) You must use a gpt disklabel
c) You must use parted to partition it

Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin