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    Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- Boots with 500G, not 1TB?

    OK, I am stumped...


    I recently set up an Ubuntu Server on an old SS4200-E; since it is completely headless (no way all all to connect a display, no console port, nothing), I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a different system, then moved the hard drive to the SS4200.


    Here's the odd thing--when I installed the server (core + openSSH) on an old Deskstar 500G drive, the system booted fine, came up -- and I am able to SSH to it.


    I then installed the server (exact same options) on a Caviar Black 1TB -- and it doesn't boot. I see disk activity, then nothing. Does not respond to Pings, can't SSH.


    I moved the drive back to my build system -- first it said the ELF header was smaller than expected. I reinstalled, tried again -- no joy. Moved it back, it was stuck at the grub boot screen.


    I did the fix at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1598854, and on the build system it boots immediately. Reinstall in the SS4200; no joy again.


    Am I doing something wrong?

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- Boots with 500G, not 1TB?

    thats let me wondering about that bios : is it able to identifie large hdd ?

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- Boots with 500G, not 1TB?

    Nother thought, is the processor pae and sse2 enabled(required now for ubuntu, else use other versions of 'buntu) ?

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- Boots with 500G, not 1TB?

    Possibly your BIOS may not support that large of a hard drive.

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- Boots with 500G, not 1TB?

    This is a NAS device with a specific list of tested devices, if the 1TB drive is NOT on the list then there is no guarantee that it will work:

    http://download.intel.com/support/mo...0e_thol_14.pdf
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