[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Wed Feb 26 20:30:13 UTC 2014
Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com>

You can simply create two virtual disks from the single RAID-5 volume.

Create one that is like 500GB for the OS volume and then create a 2nd one which uses the remainder of the space.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Kenny Noe
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:02 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Hello,  I'm a newbie so here's my question.

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 on a HP Proliant 350e server.  This server has 4x 1TB hard drives.  I'd like to enable the hardware RAID 5 and stripe all 4 disk into one 3TB logical volume.  Then install CentOS on the 3TB volume.  However after I install I can't get the server to boot.

I know about the MDOS vs GPT labeling issue.  I've successfully installed on one (singular) 3TB disk on other servers.  I have modified the partition tables, relabeling them to GPT, prior to completing the installs.

However I've read that the Anaconda installer still tries to format as MDOS and after installing a Basic server I cannot get it to boot.

So, what am I missing?  Can I load CentOS on a hardware RAID 5 volume that is 3TB (usable) or am I stuck with what most Google searches say and load the OS on one disk and then after use software RAID to RAID 5 the remaining
3 disk into a /data directory?

All help is appreciated.

Thanks    --Kenny
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