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I would like to install Linux 17 (I have downloaded the disc), but I have a "raid" array with two 1.5 TB drives, as well as a 128G solid state drive in the tower, for quicker boot-up; I would like to keep this set-up when I re-install. Can anybody help me with that? I had Maya 13 but somehow it messed up; right now I am using an old Cinnamon version (there was a drop-down menu set-up when it was first installed, so I could chose how to log in, fortunately the cinnamom still works, but it won't update anything because it's too old). Thank you for any advice; I am not computer savvy at all, by the way.
Thanks for your reply; unfortunately, I have no idea what you are talking about; as I said, I know very little about computers.
Could you tell me how to do what you said, install in ssd partitions and use hddisks for data? Also, any detailed instructions about the raid installation? What do you mean by "hardware raid", or the software raid using those linux abbreviations you used? Sorry, I know I'm a retard with this stuff.
Just a quick word of advice. You should say "Linux Mint 17" or "Mint 17" for short. That way everyone will immediately know for sure what distro you are talking about. "Linux 17" is a bit confusing.
Your welcome. I know absolutely nothing about raid arrays so pardon me if this sounds stupid. At some point in the installation process there is a section on partitioning where you get to decide how you want your system organised. Is it possible that the options that concern you will be dealt with then?
HOLD THE PRESS! I found this on a Linux Mint Blog page
November 12th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Great News!!! Is there an Alternate DVD that I need to install for software RAID?
This is talking about Mint 10 but maybe there is also a special Raid DVD for Mint 17.
Well, that is what I am hoping someone could help me with; I am afraid to start the installation without knowing what will happen next, and I am really an ignoramus with computers. A friend of mine installed linux, which I have been very happy with, but the friend is no longer available and I don't know anybody who knows Linux, or raids, or anything much about computers.
As long as you are able to have net access from another machine/phone/tablet/etc. while you're doing the installation you can always pause and ask for help at any stage of the process. Remember to give as much detail as possible so the answers to your questions will be exactly what you need to know. I've done a lot of installation (but without the raid issue) and it's not exactly rocket science. All in all it's quite easy and a distro like Linux Mint is designed to be used by people with limited computer experience. I don't think you'll have any trouble. Oh, and back up any important data before starting.
Just wanted to add, my current linux os (old cinnamon) is installed on a separate solid state 128G HD. The raid is two separate 1.5TB HD's. Just want to be able to keep that arrangement when I install new Mint 17.
Thanks for any help or advice
As I said above, I know nothing about raid array installations. I assume there are instructions on the CD. Just try to follow them and if you have questions or something is not clear just post them here (perhaps in the Mint forum).