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Old 04-04-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 SATA Raid 0 support problem


Hi,
I am trying to setup my new Server with Mandrake 10 and RAID 0. I have a promise raid 0 card, with two SATA hard drives. The promise card works fine, detects two drives and makes one RAID 0 drive from them. However, when I boot Mandrake 10 from the CD, it finds both drives and asks which one I want to install on. Well, obviously I only want Mandrake 10 to see ONE drive - as a RAID 0 partition. Can someone please tell me if I can indeed setup this O/S as Raid 0 this way? Why does the O/S see two drives and not as ONE Raid Array.
Finally, if this cannot be done , how can I then setup Software raid within the os please (remembering this is version 10).
thanks in advance.
Steve
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:11 AM   #2
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Hmm, are you sure the Promise BIOS actually *built* a RAID-0? If you have successfully built a RAID, Mandrake (or any other OS) should see it as one drive. If you cannot get the RAID going in your Promise BIOS though, you can easily set up a software RAID using Webmin. If you end up having to settle on a software RAID, don't worry too much about it; Linux's software RAID is pretty darn fast.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. Yep, there is definately RAID 0 setup. Promise makes a card (new one) that gives you either raid 5 or 0 option.
Will try Webmin, thanks!
regards
Steve
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:29 AM   #4
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Did you try linux acpi=off noapic as boot parameters
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:32 AM   #5
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Hi John,
hmm, bit of a beginner here, please explain further.
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Steve
 
Old 04-05-2004, 06:59 AM   #6
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When you initially boot from the installation CD, you should get a screen come up:
"F1 for options" (or something similar)
"Enter to begin installation" (ditto)

Select "F1" and at the boot prompt type "linux acpi=off noapic" without the quotes. It worked for me but your experience may differ. Good luck.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:23 AM   #7
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Hi John,
thanks for that, nope did not work. However, I have messed around to setup software raid from the start and that ought to help me with redundancy .
many thanks
STeve
 
  


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