[Beowulf] Weird CentOS Install Problem

Jess Cannata jac67 at georgetown.edu
Mon Aug 11 15:44:52 EDT 2008


Jon,

I just re-read your message more carefully and you may have a different 
problem if you didn't try to set up the non-80 GB volume in Anaconda. 
Are you using a /boot partition on the 80 GB volume? If not, I would try 
that first like the others have said.

Jess

Jess Cannata wrote:
> Jon,
>
> I have had the same problem. You should double-check that the non-80 
> GB volume has a GPT type partition table set. To see your current 
> partition table setting, run parted /dev/<your_volume> and then 
> "print." You should see something like this:
>
> parted) p
> Disk geometry for /dev/sde: 0.000-2626094.625 megabytes
> Disk label type: gpt
> Minor    Start       End     Filesystem  Name                  Flags
> 1          0.017 2626093.625  ext3
>
> I've noticed that Red Hat's Anaconda will create an MS-DOS partition 
> table on the disk even though MS-DOS partition tables cannot support 
> greater than 2 TB volumes. You can use "parted" to change it to GPT 
> via the mklabel option. Then you can create the ext3 file system.
>


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