[CentOS] strange partitioning problem

Mon Apr 23 21:44:45 UTC 2012
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 04/23/12 2:34 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> OK, I just used Gparted Live (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php  ,
> a very useful distro, by the way) to create a GPT partitioned disk. Then I
> booted the netinstall for CentOS 6.2 - and it just fails to see the data on
> that disk! It wants to wipe it clean - apparently, to create an MS-DOS
> partition on it!
> How do I get around this now? In short - and this is a question for
> everybody - how do I install CentOS 6.2 on a GPT partitioned drive, or
> create a GPT partition as I go?

I ended up partitioning the system drive MBR and living with a 2TB 
limit.   the system I'm on doesn't support EFI or whatever the new boot 
standard is, so it can't boot off a GPT disk anyways. I'm loosing 700GB 
from that first volume.... but I've got 20 more 3TB drives in this 
server for data storage, so not a big problem.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
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