[CentOS] strange partitioning problem

Mon Apr 23 23:56:47 UTC 2012
Dennis Jacobfeuerborn <dennisml at conversis.de>

On 04/23/2012 11:44 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> 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.

You could use LVM. Just create 2TB partitions and use them as physical
volumes for a large volume group. Then just create one big logical volume
from that volume group.