[CentOS] Centos 5.2 install problem

Daisuke Tonoki tonoki at osstech.co.jp
Thu Nov 27 23:53:58 UTC 2008

Michael Kress さんは書きました:
> nate wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm trying a fresh install on a x86_64 (Supermicro X7dbe, 2xIntel
>>> Xeon X5450, 8 GB, 3WARE 9650SE-8LPML, 3 disks in RAID 5).
>>> The format takes quite long (2,7 TB), that seems to be normal, but then
>>> the first boot will not take place, instead the system loops. Any hints?
>> Try again using a volume that is less than 2TB in size and see
>> if it makes a difference?
> Just found in the 3ware manual:
> "Even though the Linux 2.6 kernel supports partitions larger than 2 TB,
> the installers for SuSE and Redhat do not. Turn auto-carving on to prevent
> the installation from failing."
> Well, it's actually not the installer, but anyways, I'll give it a try and
> then give you a feedback! I don't really need partitions > 2TB.
> Regards
> Michael


You can use over 2TB partition at install from 5.1.
But! only "/boot partition" must be made on smaller 2TB partition.
This is maybe grub issue.

if use CentOS 5.0 try this way.
1.make 20GB partition at 3ware.
2.make 2680GB partition at 3ware.
3.install CentOS 5.2 on 20GB partition, ignore 2680GB partition.
4.after install, make 2680GB partition using "parted".
5.format and mount 2680GB partition.


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