Originally posted by slackman
thanks for info bonecrusher. this seems like a good alternative, but the software raid (i assume) prolly requires to turn off the hardware raid, so i won't be able to run windoze on raid setup (correct me if im wrong here). i signed up to the mailing list on thomas horsten's site (author of medley driver) and posted my problem too. he showed his lilo config so he prolly got that it working. LMK if you have any other sugesstions as i want to run both windoze and slack on raid0. thanks
First off.. let's clear this software/hardware RAID thing up. You DO NOT have 'hardware' RAID.
See this if you don't believe me:
Jeff Garzik's (LIB ATA Developer's) SATA/RAID FAQ
You will be able to run Windows. Why wouldn't you be able to?
2nd: I am not the most informed person when it comes to RAID.. so correct me if I AM wrong... but I doubt you will have any trouble setting it up the way that 'I' described. You should run 'DMRAID' under the 2.6 kernel. (Assuming pATA - ATA drives) (Which is what you should definitely do.) Let me know. Link for README:
But.. you have SATA!
From what I know, though, you are simply using the BIOS on your 'card' that intereacts with your CPU. This is why it is not 'hardware' RAID. Windows probably has it's own special driver as far as that goes. And that will remain as is. We are simply running a 'software' driver for your BIOS (RAID) to intereact with under Linux. (DMRAID driver..) Once again i would refer you to my web page below. These have already been answered more then once.
** I even added some other links today under the SATA/RAID section. Take a look
And you can check out the one for your chipset, also...
If you use the 2.4 kernel use "ATARAID" (What your doing now I presume...)
If you use the 2.6 kernel (I recommend) use the DMRAID driver.
But your using SATA...!
And since your using SATA disks.. this is where I get lost..and I haven't gotten this down for sure..(Anyone else?) :
Now.. I believe you would use the normal MD driver for SCSI/SATA drives..But since you are sunning SI 'card' you can run ataraid/dmraid. I re-read your message and looked into this further. I have come to the conclusion that the MD driver is for SATA and SCSI drives. It is the software driver end for Linux. You should still be able to use it and use windowsXP? but I have also read that if you use the DMRAID it is slower then MD driver.. See that one post in last msg about DMRAID vs MD....so again I would recommend using MD.
See this!!! :
Sil Image 3112/3114 SATA-RAID - Got this link from my web page...
AGAIN let me point out that I DO NOT run RAID and have no plans on running it. Only reason I am trying to help is because I have been exposed to it so much dealing with SATA... ok? .. ok!
And I do hope I have helped clear some of this up... though by re-reading my msg here.. I tend to doubt it.. hehe
** Again see my web page and the above FAQ for more on this...