Re: squeeze on 2TB drive
Found some info that I think is relevant:
googling for grub and 2tb brings up alot of results and for the most
part it seems like its just a nightmare
i think 2tb drives are pretty mainstream now, im surprised this issue
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM, chris <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM, Klistvud <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Dne, 10. 03. 2011 17:56:23 je chris napisal(a):
>>> I am trying to setup squeeze on a machine with a WD2001FAS (2TB). The
>>> first problem I am having is that when I initialize the drive it
>>> doesn't prompt me for MBR/GPT so I assume its doing GPT? Secondly,
>>> when I create my first partition it is 8GB, ext4, I cannot make it
>>> bootable. I continue the install and grub fails to install on sda. I
>>> tried playing with the SATA mode in the bios ide/sata/ahci, no luck.
>>> Is this something thats happening due the size? Is this one of those
>>> drives with a weird sector size and maybe thats doing it? Why does
>>> grub fail? Can I somehow get the installer do install grub1 instead?
>>> Any insight would be greatly appreaciated
>> I'd reccommend partitioning (setting up) the drive in advance; if you lack a
>> working GNU/Linux system, a live CD with gparted (such as an Ubuntu Live)
>> will do. I prefer GPT but that's just a personal choice really; the same
>> goes for grub (I prefer Grub 2 because it is more capable and very actively
>> developed). As for special requirements (and a hands-on experience) see the
>> website in my signature. There's a heading about WD20EARS specifically you
>> may want to read. I am not sure if your drive is one of the "advanced
>> format" drives though -- please do consult Google and the WD site for that,
>> before doing anything with the drive.
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> I found this:
> As far as any information I can find, its not a advanced format drive
> so I don't think the WD20EARS stuff applies.
> As for the suggestion to format the drive ahead of time this doesnt
> help as grub still fails to install, so something is obviously still
> Any other ideas?