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Re: port-amd64/49911: Cannot install NetBSD on a HDD >2TB
The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/49911; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Petr Topiarz z Mnichovic <petr%topiarz.cz@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-amd64/49911: Cannot install NetBSD on a HDD >2TB
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 09:50:54 +0200
Dne 18.5.2015 v 09:20 Martin Husemann napsal(a):
> The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/49911; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: port-amd64/49911: Cannot install NetBSD on a HDD >2TB
> Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 09:17:54 +0200
> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 06:25:00AM +0000, petr%topiarz.cz@localhost wrote:
> > Cannot install NetBSD on a machine with a 3TB or 4TB HDD with
> > softraid and make it start. Even if I try to make partitions manually
> > and work around the limit of the installer, then manually unpack distro
> > and install bootloader the machine will not boot.
> It is certainly possible to setup such a machine, though currently not as
> easy as it should via sysinst. Please give more details where/how it fails
> with manual setup for you.
> For a start, you are using GPT to partition the disk and use "gpt biosboot"
> to install the primary bootstrap?
> P.S.: full support in sysinst is upcoming, but will not make it into 7.0.
Hi Martin, thanks for your prompt reply.
I tried even gpt, but failed, I will find time in the week to clarify my
problems and findings, may be the solution is not so far away.
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