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Re: long wait to boot kernel with GPT and 4.5TB array

From: Scott C. Frase
Subject: Re: long wait to boot kernel with GPT and 4.5TB array
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 16:27:31 -0500

On Sat, 2010-02-13 at 11:45 -0500, Scott C. Frase wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list with a bit of a problem.  I recently installed
> Fedora 12, x86-64 on my Dell SC1430. I am using a 3ware 9650SE RAID card
> with 4-1.5TB drives attached. The RAID array is partitioned using GPT:
> GNU Parted 1.9.0
> Using /dev/sda
> Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
> (parted) p 
> Model: AMCC 9650SE-4LP DISK (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sda: 4500GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: gpt
> Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
> 1 17.9kB 210MB 210MB ext4 boot
> 2 210MB 4500GB 4500GB lvm
> F12 64-bit installs fine. However, when the box boots, the initial grub
> screen loads, goes black and then the system hangs for almost three
> minutes until the kernel starts loading. 

To close this thread, I was barking up the wrong tree thinking that this
was a grub problem.  Turns out there was a conflict between my NVidia
8800GT PCIe card and a 3ware 965SE PCIe RAID card.  Once I move the
NVidia to a different slot, the box booted normally.


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