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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.
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.