Bug#507399: bug installation-reports
Quoting Hilario Ortigosa Monteoliva (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> The system detects de 2.8 TB 'disk' (hardware raid5) and partitions it
> with GPT/EFI system. All the process goes OK, but at the step of
> installing grub, it refuses to install (as there is no MBR structure on
> the disk). Lilo installs OK, but out of the box it is unable to boot
> large kernels (like the amd-xen kernel image from etch). Several
> workarounds, as trying to use grub-efi from etch-backports was
> unsuccesful. At last, the only 'simple and safe' solution was to re-
> install in a raid vdisk smaller than 2 TB, avoiding the MBR disk size
Do you think that the problems comes from >2TB disks or >2TB *partitions*?
Otherwise said, what partitioning scheme did you choose for your 2.8TB
GRUB maintainers, could you comment here? What are the known limits?
> As the info I looked for, I understand that the problem is about grub,
> but the installer shouldn't allow to install root/boot partition on a
> disk larger than 2 TB, or at least, showing a warning about the grub
It's very likely that it will not, given the timeframe, but we need to
document this the best way we can.