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Old 08-24-2002, 01:44 AM   #1
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raid and red hat 7.3


hi.

a question, to set up raid on red hat 7.3, i must have a raid partition on each of my 2 hard drives. am i correct?
 
Old 08-24-2002, 02:59 AM   #2
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Depends entirely on what RAID strategy you want to use.

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Old 09-01-2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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Re: raid and red hat 7.3

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Originally posted by ronss
hi.

a question, to set up raid on red hat 7.3, i must have a raid partition on each of my 2 hard drives. am i correct?
Hey dude!

Are you talking Hardware raid or Software raid? What raid mode? 0 or 1 or 0+1 or wtf??

I'm having trouble getting the RH 7.3 installer to pickup my raid array, 2 x 40gb Seagate's in stripe on a FastHack66. RH doesn't want a bar of it.

Cheers

ToranaGuy
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:25 PM   #4
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You'll need the driver disks for your RAID drive. When you get to the installation screen for linux you'll need to type "expert text" and it'll ask for for a driver disk. Then just follow the onscreen instructions.

I've just installed linux on a HPT RAID controller, I should imagine it'll be similar, you'll be able to get the drivers from somewhere on the web.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:26 PM   #5
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Forgot to add this - the autopartiton option should be able to sort out the partiton problems.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 10:26 PM   #6
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You'll need the driver disks for your RAID drive. When you get to the installation screen for linux you'll need to type "expert text" and it'll ask for for a driver disk. Then just follow the onscreen instructions.

I've just installed linux on a HPT RAID controller, I should imagine it'll be similar, you'll be able to get the drivers from somewhere on the web.
I have played with the Promise Ultra66/100 driver disc, downloadable from the promise website, and have not had any luck.

The hdd's time out according to the SMP kernel, yeah i am using a SMP rig, SMP kernel that's default with RH 7.3. Hardware is:

Epox KP6BS dual slot1 board.
Matched pair of pII 350 cpu's. SL2WM iirc with ECC l2 cache.
384mb sdram, 3 x 128mb.
Promise Ultra66, hacked to FastTrack66.
2 x 40gb SeaGate Barra 4's, 3.75 firmware.
Adaptec 1505 isa scsi formy 2x external burner.
GeForce 3ti 200, 128mb AGP.
40x Cdrom and std 3 & 1/4 floppy.


It's running fine, dare i say it, with Win2k atm, without a hitch. The array is nice and stable, not had a single problem with it. Been playing with all sort's of differant way's to get it working, without any luck...... I have even played with taking 1 cpu out, and running the rig as a UNI cpu boxen, with the UNI cpu kernel.

Cheers

ToranaGuy ( OCAU )
 
  


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