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Old 06-29-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Raid 1 setup

I'm installing fedora core 4 on a dell 420c server. (1 gig of ram) And I wanted to have software RAID 1 set up on it. I did read the documentation on it but I'm still not sure on how to get this done right. Its my first time around with RAID.

So I have two hard drives 40 gig each


On hda I have:

500 MB swap partion
Rest is Software Raid filesys type

On hdb I have:

500 MB swap partition
Rest is Software Raid fileys type.

I then create a RAID1 and mount it at /

When I proceed to install it says that I do not have any room to install. Whats the best way to set this up. I basically just need it so if one drive craps out the other one takes over. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Are you configuring the raid through the FC installer? Did it format the partition?
Old 06-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Yes I did it through the installer, the disk druid.

I'm not sure that it partitioned it. That just may be the problem.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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It sounds like the Raid device isn't formatted.

From linux rescue mode or using any of the Live-CD distros (e.g., Knoppix), try running:

fsck -fcvC -t ext3 /dev/md0

Or just reformat the Raid1 as ext3:

mke2fs -j /dev/md0


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