gpt-bios from setup-storage - does it really work?

Carsten Aulbert Carsten.Aulbert at
Tue Dec 20 13:37:24 CET 2011


I'm trying to partition a machine with the following disk configuration:

disk_config /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-3600050e0f065*[A-Z0-9_][A-Z0-9_][A-Z0-9_] 
fstabkey:uuid disklabel:gpt-bios bootable:1

primary  /boot         256      ext2     rw,errors=remount-ro 
primary  /             10000   ext3      rw
primary  swap          8192    swap     sw
primary  /var         20000        xfs    rw
primary  /opt         50000        xfs    rw
primary  /tmp         2048         xfs    rw
primary  /local        1000-       xfs     rw

all seems fine, but GRUB won't start after the reboot as is not able to reach 
the gpt-bios "partition":

GNU Parted 2.3
Using /dev/sdb
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) p                                                                
Model: AMCC 9690SA-4I DISK (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name     Flags
 1      32.3kB  268MB   268MB   ext2            primary  boot
 2      268MB   10.8GB  10.5GB  ext3            primary
 3      10.8GB  19.3GB  8590MB  linux-swap(v1)  primary
 4      19.3GB  40.3GB  21.0GB  xfs             primary
 5      40.3GB  92.7GB  52.4GB  xfs             primary
 6      92.7GB  94.9GB  2147MB  xfs             primary
 7      94.9GB  3000GB  2905GB  xfs             primary
 8      3000GB  3000GB  123kB                   primary  bios_grub

as this one is beyond the 2TB "border"...

Is there a nice way to "reserve" this partition right at the beginning?



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