After using mdadm to configure 3 identical IDE drives in a RAID5 array as /dev/md0, how do I now 'mount' this array and start using it? The mdadm tutorial
that I used to make the array stopped short of telling me how to do that.
The OS is Ubuntu 5.10, on hda1 (80GB Maxtor with default partitions.) This is the master drive on the primary IDE controller.
The RAID5 drives are all 300GB Maxtors (3), each with a single primary ext3 partition as: /dev/hdb1, /dev/hdc1, and /dev/hdd1
I partitioned them first, then formatted them with their filesystems, and then created the RAID using the tutorial listed here: http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/lpt/a/2776
I did not use the optional mdadm.conf file.
I go into Disk Administrator and the 'enable' option does not mount the drive, nor can I mount it manually. Also, in the Disk Administrator I notice that the first two drives do not say ext3 filesystems, but rather unknown
and the third disk in the array now says unformatted. All 3 said ext3 before setting up the RAID. I'm assuming this is normal, as I know RAID5 needs that 3rd disk for parity.
Thanks for any suggestions!