[CentOS] CentOS-6 install on 1 Tb drive fails

Mon Oct 17 19:54:26 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Mon, October 17, 2011 14:01, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> I am attempting to load CentOS-6 onto a ST31000524AS 1Tb
>> SATA drive in a Supermicro 5015A-EHF-D525 system.  The
>> BIOS sees the drive and the CentOS install process sees
>> and initializes it as well.
>> However, even when I accept the default partitioning, I
>> get an error during the drive formatting prior to
>> installing the OS.  The error message is: "Could not
>> commit to disk /dev/sda".  I get this error whether the
>> drive is configured as IDE or AHCI in BIOS.
> On Mon Oct 17 14:12:26 EDT 2011, m.roth at 5-cent.us
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Have you tried putting the drive in another system
>> and see if it's recognized correctly?
<yep, he says>
>> Also, if you put the old drive back, does it work?
> Yes, I can boot the Supermicro system from a previously
>> What I'm looking for is whether you have a hardware
>> problem, either m/b or drive... or controller card.
> It does not appear to me to be hardware related, at least
> not directly.  I suspect a bug in Anaconda.  There  are
> reports of a similar issue in Fedora last year and the bug
> was supposed to have been fixed in June of 2010, if indeed
> my problem is the same thing or something related.

Huh. Dunno - I've done installs on 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB and 3TB drives with no