gpt-bios from setup-storage - does it really work?
Steffen.Grunewald at aei.mpg.de
Tue Dec 20 13:57:08 CET 2011
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 01:37:24PM +0100, Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> 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
32.3KB - does this mean "63 sectors"? AFAIK a GPT needs 34 sectors,
both at the beginning and the end of the disk...
> 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?
What about splitting the large volume into two at the raid controller level,
and having a "normal" boot partition (and a "normal" grub installation at
the beginning of a small-sized volume)?
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