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Old 03-14-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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Fedora 3 - new install on RAID, GRUB halts


Hi,

Been browsing these forums for a long time, and only been messing around with linux for about 6 months. I finally felt it was time to 'up the ante' a little, and try installing on my main machine.

I'm trying to install fedora 3 onto 4 hd's on an IDE promise fasttrak 100 controller, fedora installs fine, the moment I reboot the grub loader starts but halts, with the word 'GRUB' in the top left of the screen. Have I wrongly configured the raid setup somewhere? Fedora picks up the drives as 4 individuals, but I had set the promise card to one large raid array. I read a post about someone having to install grub onto each HD, but their problem wasn't identical. (And I could not find this option in the fedora setup)

Any ideas?

Nox
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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I had to set my raid card to JBOD then setup software raid.
In your case I believe the distro will setup raid for you upon installation via the installer.
If you do not have JBOD option then just connect the 4 drives and dont setup raid array and try installing.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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For your problem is something similar to mine problem although mine only have 2 sata drive.
The thing that i do to fix this is to format the drive with default partition and then select minimal installation, after finish setup I do another installation with my own partition setting with raid 1 and this time have help me to fix the problem (from what I have read from other forum that FC3 have some problem with raid setup while installation if configure not correctly or many times) and hope this can help.
But even after that, there is a minor problem that it only can boot up with 2 hdd connected and also with only primary hdd as well but can't boot with only 2nd hdd and still hang in the same place (GRUB).
Is anyone know how to fix it please help us....thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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thanks both for comments! I'm going to try again with JBOD - i'm pretty sure you can set it up like this - the options for raid 1,0 and 1+0 are there and JBOD is less taxing

I'll let you know how it gets on!

Nox
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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well, I can see from the way disk druid partitioned this - it will work (ha! I should not count my chickens I guess!) - it put a boot partition on hde and made 1 logical partition (LVM right?) out of the remaining space and the other 3 drives - not exactly what I was after as I don't think this is even using software raid with differing drive sizes.

The only other option I can think of is to put a 5th drive in on the SCSI controller and put the boot partition on that - trouble is i'm probably allready pushing the 350w psu...

Nox
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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well yes - it booted! thanks. It can't be raided properly though atleast on the right tracks now.

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