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Paul Langdon 05-27-2009 01:14 PM

How to set up RAID 1 on Ubuntu Jaunty with ASUS P5Q Motherboard
 
Hello,
I am posting this as I have a new Hard Drive and am looking to set up
RAID 1 with Jaunty.

My setup is:
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core 4x2.33GHz 4MB Cache
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro (Gb LAN 8-ch HD Audio Crossfire)
Graphics Card: MSI ATI Radeon HD2600XT 512MB 2DVI/HDCP PCI-Express
O/S Linux Ubuntu 9.04
RAM: OCZ Platinum 2x2 GB DDR2 RAM 1066MHz

Hard Drive 2 x WD-5001AA* Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 32Mb

I have installed Ubuntu Jaunty already and all is fine. I have read the Motherboard manual and figure I can do the BIOS bit:
'Configure SATA as item in BIOS to RAID' exit BIOS then I set the Intel Matrix Storage Manager to RAID 1 with the drives installed.

I then re-install Jaunty and all will work? From what I have seen and read I am not confident that this is going to be as easy as that. But I give you this to shoot at. Can anyone see any issues/problems I am going to face?

In particular, do I need to install alternative Jaunty?
And, if so, how easy is this to install?



Thanks.

TB0ne 05-28-2009 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Langdon (Post 3554601)
Hello,
I am posting this as I have a new Hard Drive and am looking to set up
RAID 1 with Jaunty.

My setup is:
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core 4x2.33GHz 4MB Cache
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro (Gb LAN 8-ch HD Audio Crossfire)
Graphics Card: MSI ATI Radeon HD2600XT 512MB 2DVI/HDCP PCI-Express
O/S Linux Ubuntu 9.04
RAM: OCZ Platinum 2x2 GB DDR2 RAM 1066MHz

Hard Drive 2 x WD-5001AA* Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 32Mb

I have installed Ubuntu Jaunty already and all is fine. I have read the Motherboard manual and figure I can do the BIOS bit:
'Configure SATA as item in BIOS to RAID' exit BIOS then I set the Intel Matrix Storage Manager to RAID 1 with the drives installed.

I then re-install Jaunty and all will work? From what I have seen and read I am not confident that this is going to be as easy as that. But I give you this to shoot at. Can anyone see any issues/problems I am going to face?

In particular, do I need to install alternative Jaunty?
And, if so, how easy is this to install?
Thanks.

Don't know what you've read that gives you reason to think this is a problem, but it's not. If you have hardware RAID on your drive controller (either motherboard, or external card), it presents the disks to whatever OS, in whatever configuration you tell it to. So if you have 5 disks on a hardware RAID5 controller, set up to be ONE array, you'll only see one disk. The controller takes care of everything else.

So if you're doing a fresh install, set the drives up first, and go for it.

Paul Langdon 05-30-2009 01:36 PM

Thanks. It is just that having researched this a bit on the web it seems that it is not simple and there are a lot of posts suggesting people have failed to set up.
I have installed the hard disk and will set up RAID in the BIOS and then reinstall Jaunty and see where this gets me too.
This may be a few weeks off - will update thread with news of my success.
Thanks

marcinrozanski 05-30-2009 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Langdon (Post 3557609)
Thanks. It is just that having researched this a bit on the web it seems that it is not simple and there are a lot of posts suggesting people have failed to set up.
I have installed the hard disk and will set up RAID in the BIOS and then reinstall Jaunty and see where this gets me too.
This may be a few weeks off - will update thread with news of my success.
Thanks

the best manual for fakeraid in ubuntu - help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto
you will need alternate media - ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate it has got drivers for on-board storage chip-set

I've got the same MoBo and 2 seagate 500GB NS drives as RAID0. So you do raid on in bios, after reboot set the volume in raid web-bios. Then boot from cd and install os. Alternate cd is a text based installation but after its done you boot to GNOME :-)


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