7.2 Installation Problem - Large Disk

Paul Stewart paul at paulstewart.org
Fri May 8 02:38:52 UTC 2009

Hi there..


I hope this is the correct mailing list to ask this question.


I have a Dell Poweredge R710 server (brand new)... 7.2-RELEASE installs fine
but I'm having a problem getting any large partitions over approximately
500GB.  During the installation it allows me to create 4.5TB partition but
after rebooting it's only really 500GB +/-


Has anyone successfully installed into a disk this large?  This is a RAID5
array using the Dell Perc 6/I controller


I have installed now 6+ times with smaller partitions (100GB even) and run
into problems . hoping someone could share how they got large disk support
working..  I'd be happy with several 1TB partitions but when I configure it
this way and exceed 4 partitions it tells me disk error creating








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