Fail To Create A Partition Larger Than 2TB In Oracle VM Installation (Doc ID 982082.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version: 2.1.2 and later   [Release: OVM212 and later ]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

At the Oracle VM installation, you are trying to partition a 2.6TB disk and fail with the following error messages:

Error Partitioning

Could not allocate requested partitions:
Partitioning failed: could not allocate cylinder-based partitions.
Unable to create partition which extends beyond the end of the disk..

Cause

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