2.4TB disk - MBR and GPT coexist?

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Fri Jan 12 04:59:42 UTC 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 7:50 PM, Jan Mikkelsen wrote:
> For example, on an Areca 8 port controller, I have 8 disks in a  
> RAID-6 array, and within that "RAID set", I have three volumes.   
> The three volumes appear to FreeBSD as da0, da1 and da2, respectively.
> CLI> rsf info

I would like to note that you're showing me post-boot information.   
All of the problems I am describing prevent bootup.

I have the 3ware controller splitting the array into two LUNS.  I  
can't configure it except to tell it to split on the 2TB boundary, so  
I end up with the large disk as the first device, when I'd rather put  
the OS and everything on a smaller disk.

And from what I'm guessing (with no useful information from the boot2  
prompt) I won't be able to boot from the second disk, probably  
because it's created by the twa device driver which doesn't exist yet.

So... array volume management that comes into play after booting is  
irrelevant to my needs :-(

Jo Rhett
senior geek
Silicon Valley Colocation

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