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Old 07-07-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
alpha97
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Formating a RAID Drive, Taking so much time and hangup the system


Hi

I have RH 9 and installed on Intel S845WE-1 with promise 20267 controller.

I have suucessfully install the Promise H/W Raid but cannot format the drives. I used follwoing steps.

$ fdisk /dev/sda

I made 240 GB(120 GB x2) extended then logical partician on sda5

# mke2fs -b 4096 -R stride=16 /dev/sda5

it shows 1789 blck groups and making the inodes table.

I found if i leave the system in the same state it would take atleast 17 hours or more to finish it. but the system hangup(after 178,192, 216 ...) in mean time I perform same exercise 5 times. I am tired now.

Plz help me!
 
Old 07-07-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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alpha97; sorry from what read it does take time to accomplish raid formatting all those drives?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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Thanks pengiun4

I would like to know about why does it take time. Is there any way to optimize it.

I have formatted simple IDE it takes only 3-5 minutes but why it so long for RAID(0).
 
Old 07-08-2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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alpha97; little i know of raid just what read. its time consuming because of
# drives. so u have not stated how many? do math, ide 3-5`(1) x # drv=tt.
maybe not as much time but sufficient. also size of drives(gigs) lrger more time.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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Hello P..4
I have been out of that formating problem. But! I got another if you could help be out of that.

I had posted the thread at

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=203335

to illustrate that atfer formating i didn't get the performance that should be.
 
  


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