[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Thu Feb 27 22:21:49 UTC 2014
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Thu, 27 Feb 2014, Kenny Noe wrote:

> Thanks to all the replies...   Very interesting stuff...  However I'm still
> trying to understand how to have a hardware RAID 5 (4x 1TB disk) system and
> load CentOS on it.  I'm looking for the UEFI bios but don't understand
> this.  I want to install LVM on top of the single RAID volume, then I can
> create several LVMs like the HowTos, Wikis and Blogs all say.  I just can't
> get over this first hurdle and get the OS to boot.

UEFI can address 4TB.
If you are using BIOS, that could be a problem.
With 512-byte sectors, 2TB is about the maximum representable offset.

BTW all the documentation I've seen about BIOS
boot sequences assume 512-byte logical sectors.
How is BIOS supposed to handle 1024-byte or larger logical sectors?

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"SCSI is NOT magic. There are *fundamental technical
reasons* why it is necessary to sacrifice a young
goat to your SCSI chain now and then."   --   John Woods