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Why am I Unable to Install My OS on a Partition Larger Than 2 TB?

A master boot record (MBR) has a partition table describing the partitions of a storage device. The maximum size of an MBR partition cannot exceed 2 TB (2.19 TB). MBRs are constrained by supporting only four main partitions and a volume size of less than 2 TB. These constraints inhibit their use in larger volume sizes.

A GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a layout of the partition table that enables a disk partition to exceed the MBR maximum of 2.19 TB. For more information, see the GUID Partition Table (GPT) whitepaper. This paper describes how to install an OS using the GUID Disk Partition Table (GPT) on an Intel® Hardware RAID Array under an uEFI environment.

This applies to:

IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25KB040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25KB080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC040
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS3HC080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMS3JC080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMT3CB080
IntelŪ Integrated RAID Module RMT3PB080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS25AB080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS25DB080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS25FB044
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS25NB008
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS25SB008
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2BL040
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2BL080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2MB044
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2PI008
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2SG244
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2VB040
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2VB080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2WC040
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2WC080
IntelŪ RAID Controller RS2WG160
IntelŪ RAID Controller RT3WB080

Solution ID: CS-033697
Last Modified: 05-Nov-2014
Date Created: 31-Jul-2012
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