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idata
Community Manager
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How to boot from a 3 TB HDD in D945GSEJT?

Hi guys,

I have installed ubuntu server on a 3 TB HDD on my Intel D845GSEJT motherboard, but it will not boot.

I have read, that I need to enable "UEFI boot" in the BIOS, but I can't find it.

On http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-010355.htm# 2TB Desktop Boards — Troubleshooting disk drive problems

it says:

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Enabling support for 2 terabyte drives

 

If you are using a hard drive 2 terabytes or greater

 

in capacity, you must enable UEFI (Unified Extended Firmware Interface) in order

 

for your system to recognize the drive.

To enable UEFI:

  1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
  2. Go to the Boot menu.
  3. Set UEFI Boot to Enable.
  4. Press F10 to Save and Exit.

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I don't see that option in the BIOS. I have updated to the latest BIOS version (45), and the D945GSEJT is on the "This applies to" list at the bottom of the support page.

Any help?

Best regards,

Frank

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Frank,

First, for 3 TB HDD we recommend to convert from MBR to GPT to install OS on 3TB HDD. Also we would like to inform you that Ubuntu Server is not a supported Operating System for this platform so the support we offer is limited. Our best recommendation is contacting your Linux distribution support group for further assistance on your inquiry. Here are some helpful links :

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-008326.htm Desktop Boards — Supported operating systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2604034 Error 0x80042468 received when creating a single partition on a drive greater than 2.2TB during install of Windows

idata
Community Manager
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So do I need to enable UEFI boot like it says on the support page?

If so, how do I do it? Why is the option not in the bios like it says?

If not, why is it written on the support page for this motherboard?

Best regards,

Frank

ZAgha
New Contributor II
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I have checked the manual of your board & it doesn't support UEFI option. Check the manual & see if your board has the option "UEFI" in the BIOS. If it doen't' "which I think thats the case" then you need to format the drive into partions on another PC. Plug it back into your rig & boot.

RRamo7
New Contributor III
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Hi Frank Jensen,

As Ziad Aghar mentioned, this motherboard doesn't support UEFI, so please go ahead and create some partitions on this HDD and then you can go ahead and install it again on your D845GSEJT.

idata
Community Manager
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After setting up the SATA to run AHCI instead of IDE in the bios it works fine. Ubuntu (32 bit version) boots fine, using the a small bios_grub partition (happens automatically during the install)

~Frank

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