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Old 11-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hardware Raid distro?


I have just tried to load Mint 16 onto a hardware raid 1 machine, but just got a lockup and refusal.
Is there any distro with raid support, anyone know?
 
Old 11-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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If you really do have a hardware raid, it should almost be transparent to the OS. I get the feeling that you may have a fake raid?

Try Opensuse, it has seemed to support a lot of higher end hardware raid cards.

What raid card or chip do you have exactly?

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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I am a relative noobie, so some questions I don't have an answer to.
I start my machine, before I load a program it asks what raid I want to set, which then lists a wack of alternatives. I select two hard drives for a mirrored raid 1.
When I used Win XP or Win 7 it loaded without any problems, but with Mint it locks and will not complete the install.
Does that answer the questions?
 
Old 11-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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No, it doesnt answer jefros questions.

But it sounds you're using motherboard fakeRAID.

I dont see the point of motherobard fakeRAID RAID1 myself, you can just use a single drive and the 2nd drive as a backup......
 
Old 11-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Solved.

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No, it doesnt answer jefros questions.
But it sounds you're using motherboard fakeRAID.
I dont see the point of motherobard fakeRAID RAID1 myself, you can just use a single drive and the 2nd drive as a backup......
You're right. I did some research and found it to be so. I've given up as I don't need to dual boot Windows. Just extra work!!!
 
Old 11-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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Consider using a free virtual machine maybe. Many people here suggest Virtualbox but there are others. It is the most easy way to use linux on various hardware for new users.

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