Originally Posted by Paul Langdon
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?
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.