[CentOS] with Centos6 i cant Partition on 3TB Disks, problem

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Jan 11 18:21:09 UTC 2012

Hi, Marko,

Marko Weber wrote:
> i try to install Centos 6 on a Server with 2x 3TB Disks.
> When anaconda is showing up the disk partitioner i cant
> do more then 3 "normal Partitions" or more then 3 "Raid Partitions".
> Even when u choose that each partition is 200mb, u cant do more then
> 3 "normal" or "raid" partitions.
> is this a bug of anaconda installer?

I *think* disk druid (or whatever it's called) is based on fdisk. For
larger than 2TB partitions, you need parted or gparted. Consider
   a) booting off a rescue disk
   b) using gparted to partition them: note that you *will* need to make
        them gpt, *not* the normal mbr.
   c)  make usable partitions for /boot and /.
   d)  make larger partitions for whatever else you want.

The normal goes back to the M$ DOS days, and 2TB is the max, and only four
primary partitions are allowed. Beyond that, you make an extended
partition, and make partitions in that.


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