Create MBR disk volume on server 2012
Posted on 2013-06-24
I have loaded server 2012 on a new Proliant DL380e G8 server. I have 2 logical volumes setup through the raid controller. The A Array has the operating system and is RAID1. I then have Array B that is 1.09 TB an unallocated. So 5 physical disk total.
Now the server file and storage services sees the volume as disk one and says that it is online. When I use the wizard to create the new volume it states that it will initialize the and format it as GPT. There is no option to choose MBR. I am hoping that one of you folks have run into this issue. The documentation states that I should be given a choice, but I am not.
One other peculiar thing to mention about the C: partition. I used all available space to create it, but when I look in my computer it list C: and D: partition. C: has 279GB which is the total using 300 GB disk and D: list zero and all space used. If I click on D: it tell me I have to format it to use it. Is this listing the 1.09 TB unallocated space in anticipation or do you folks think there was an issue in the formatting?
Thank you all again for any help