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Bug#507399: (forw) Re: Bug#507399: bug installation-reports

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----- Forwarded message from Hilario Ortigosa Monteoliva <hilario@octanio.es> -----

From: Hilario Ortigosa Monteoliva <hilario@octanio.es>
To: Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#507399: bug installation-reports
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:09:43 +0100
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El 01/12/2008, a las 6:59, Christian Perrier escribió:

> Quoting Hilario Ortigosa Monteoliva (hilario@octanio.es):
>> 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
>> limit.
> Do you think that the problems comes from >2TB disks or >2TB  
> *partitions*?

Disks, as I've seen googling about the problem, or I think so. Anyway, the 
booting partition has a size less of 2 TB (100 mb in one of the  
iterations, for /boot)

> Otherwise said, what partitioning scheme did you choose for your 2.8TB
> disk?
First like this:

/ 8 GB
swap 900 MB
/home 2 TB

And after the problem happens:

/boot 100 MB
/ 8.5 GB (more or less)
/home 1.9 TB (aprox)

>> 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
>> problem.
> It's very likely that it will not, given the timeframe, but we need to
> document this the best way we can.

Ok, I think I can reuse one of the poweredge to go again in the scenario.

Hilario Ortigosa Monteoliva

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