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
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:
- During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
- Go to the Boot menu.
- Set UEFI Boot to Enable.
- Press F10 to Save and Exit.
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.
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
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.