Booting large GPT disks without EFI

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In recent times we’ve been dealing with systems with more and more diskspace. Our latest deployment has a full 30TB of usable capacity! However, this presents some interesting challenges when it comes to booting the operating system. Disks larger than 2TB necessitate the use of GPT partition tables, and booting from GPT disks involves jumping […]

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Large filesystem “support”

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I’ve written recently on how to handle systems with very large storage subsystems. One would think that as we make our way through 2009 that the supporting tools for such large filesystems are at the top of their game, but as I’ve been playing with 24TB of storage I’ve realised that this is hardly the […]

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