Still can't install to 3TB drive

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Nov 2 07:25:30 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 22:57 -0700, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> Using files rsync'd from  
> I installed the latest Verne via pxeboot.
> Even after specifying a BIOS BOOT partition, the installer will not let 
> me to the
> next step, complaining that a first level boot area is not available.
> The last 3TB drives I got were just $118 each.
> At that price many will appear most everywhere.

can you please post the output of parted -p on the drive? if it has
4k/4k sectors, we expect it not to boot, but no fedora has yet supported
4k/4k sectors. 512b/4k sectors ought to work, though, and this is by a
long way more common than 4k/4k. we'll likely aim to support 4k/4k
sector disks in f17.
Adam Williamson
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