[CentOS] strange partitioning problem

Tue Apr 24 00:33:10 UTC 2012
Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:56 PM, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn <
dennisml at conversis.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
>  Dennis
> _______________________________________________


Thanks! The controller I've got (I believe it is a 3Ware 9000 series) - I
think that controller does not allow you to create hardware slices on top
of a RAID'ed disk (volume). But that is a good idea in general. I used that
approach on a couple of HP Proliant servers and that worked.