[CentOS] strange partitioning problem

Fri Apr 20 22:31:51 UTC 2012
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

On 04/20/2012 11:08 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic<office at plnet.rs>wrote:
>> On 04/13/2012 06:55 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn<
>>> dennisml at conversis.de>   wrote:
>>>> On 04/12/2012 03:14 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
>>>>> Hello listmates,
>>>>> Here's I am, trying to install Centos 6.2 64-bit on a server with 24 TB
>> <snip>
>>> By all appearances this is not GPT but rather MSDOS table. And this may
>> be
>>> bad news overall. See this:
>> http://richardjh.org/blog/install-centos-onto-large-partitions-using-gpt-disk-layout/
>>> Boris.
>> The link you provided is for CentOS 5.0 and GPT, and you are installing
>> CentOS 6.2.
>> I read somewhere that CentOS 6.x creates/supports GPT tables if Disk is
>> larger then 2TB.
>> - Have you initialized that RAID with MSDOS partition (manually or with
>> older/different distro) or was it by CentOS 6.2 installation DVD?
>> - What happens if you initialize RAID with GPT?
> Ljubomir,
> The installation program definitely does not seem to prompt you and offer
> you an opportunity to initialize the disk with any disk table format.
> Boris.

Yeah, I just read a thread about it in this mailing list:
On 04/18/2012 10:18 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
 > do I need to preboot into a shell or something and use parted  before I
 > can install ?
I use a bootable CD with gparted to create the GPT partition table and
the partitions.

After this, I can boot CentOS and install on the created partitions.


Thread is named "3TB system drive partitioning question", from 2 days ago.


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