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Old 08-04-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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Installing MandrakeLinux 10 in a SATARAID SiI2113A (NF7-S)


Hi

I want to install MANRAKELINUX 10 in a NF7-S SATARAID-0 with 2 Seagate SATA HDD.

During installation both HDDs are detected separately and crashes when installing LILO...


Any suggestion?

Tnx
 
Old 08-04-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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When the installer comes up that shows you if you want to go to the console, press F1 (i think). Try to pass noapic to the linux installer. It would be:
linux noapic

The installer should then switch to gui unless you want text installer.

Try using grub, its a little easier because you do not have to run it every time you edit the grub config file like you do in LILO. When you install a bootloader on a RAID setup, specify /dev/sda or /dev/sdb which ever the BIOS is set to boot to instead of /dev/md0. The software RAID from LINUX or the software RAID from the controller will not effect MBR (Master Boot Record) and LILO or GRUB will not effect the RAID array.

I suggest you start searching this forum to setup DMA for Seagate drives because you are going to have problems with them if you want DMA performance.

RAID 0 will not increase Linux loading performance. If you were using RAID 1, it will improve a little to load Linux programs faster. RAID 0 helps a lot when dealing with huge video files, huge graphics files, huge sound files, and transfering files that are hundreds of megabytes or gigabytes in size over a 1 Gb or a 10 Gb network. If you want more space, use LVM. You can keep on adding hard drives until you do not have enough money to eat.

The SATA controller software RAID will not work in LINUX because LINUX does not handle requests by the BIOS. You have to use the LINUX built-in software RAID.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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thanks por the advice :-)

but it still fails detecting my raid correctly (i think.).

After selecting the languaje and accept the terms and conditions it says:
"partition sector #1204871924 (1TB) and sector #794637857 are overlapping!"
i press ok and appears some messages more with different sectors...

i don't know it this may happen because i used partition magic to make the partitions.......


i tried linux noapic but still fails.

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Old 08-05-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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Are you dual booting?

Did Mandrake 10 asks you if you have any SCSI and you insert the floppy disc that contains the drivers?

What is the capacity of the hard drives?

You should not need to use Partition Magic unless you are splitting the drive. Mandrake will do it for you. Also do not let Partiton Magic format the partitions because Mandrake will do that.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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mandrake asked me if i had the driver of a scsi adapter but SILICON IMAGE doesn't have any for Mandrake 10. They just have some drivers for suse and redhat....

look here:
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SiI3x12A: Serial ATA (SATA) Linux RAID Driver - Released

The latest Linux RAID driver for the SiI3x12A SATA Controller chip can be downloaded from the link on the right. These drivers support RedHat 7.3 and 8.0, Suse 8.0 and 8.1 and United version 1.0. The RAID management utility is included in the zip.


Comments/Special Instructions:

This is a pre-compiled kernel that has Silicon Image’s SiI3x12 RAID driver incorporated into it. Please note that until noted otherwise here, this is not an open-source driver and is therefore not officially included in any distribution or public kernel.

www.siliconimage.com >>
http://12.24.47.40/pc/12/articleInfo...tml?r=0.771969
*******************************


My sistem is:

AMD ATHLON XP 2600+@3200+
ABIT NF7-S 2.0 (Sil2113A SATARAID on it)
2x SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA150 160GB
ATI RADEON 9600
....


My partitions are that. (RAID-0; A big 320GB logical drive)

16GB -> NTFS (for windows xp)
16GB -> EXT3 (for linux)
64GB -> FAT32 (data and more data i could access from win or lin)
170GB -> FAT32 (more data)
---------
320GB



What can i do to have both systems?


Thank u
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:24 AM   #6
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Before you attempt to install Linux make backups and make sure they are 100% correct. Also RAID-0 increase the chances that your array will fail, so you should make backups every week or every other day depending how valuable your data is to you.

Buy a PATA hard drive. Then use that to install Linux on to it and boot to Linux and to the Windows drive. If you do install Linux on the PATA hard drive, you will not be able to access the RAID because you need modules (drivers) and you may run in a risk of destroying the array (if you made backups, you should not worry about it). Though, Mandrake 10 should have some support for Silicon Image 3112 controller in its kernel. You can still try to install Linux on your RAID array but run Mandrake 10 GUI installer as expert and carefully answer the questions. Make Mandrake re-format the ext3 partition to get out any kinks that Partition Magic might have put on it. Again pick either sda or sdb instead of md to store MBR information for the desire bootloader (LILO or GRUB). It should not corrupt the array. I would still pick the PATA route because you will get better results.

The reason you are getting the errors about your partitions being incorrectly detected because Mandrake did not configure the kernel to read 48-bit LBA or more. Its still set on 132 GB for its maximum capacity. I'm sorry that I did not state this in my previous post.

Note:
You will have some problems setting up the ATI video card because ATI has not make it easy to install it like nVidia. If you want sound to be easily setup, you may want to get a PCI sound device. I like Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. It works well and sounds a lot better than Creative Labs sound devices. ALSA has support for nForce2 sound but I do not know how well it will work.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 05:29 AM   #7
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Thanks very much.

I have a WD 40GB PATA HDD to. I think i didn't say it before
I will try to intall linux on it.

I left this 40GB for backup from RAID-0.
I will tell you how it goes.


Does Suse 9.1 supports reading 48-bit LBA? If so i will try


Thanks for all that information.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:37 PM   #8
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To solve your issue take a look at my site
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there I explain (in english too) how to solve your problem.
bye


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Old 08-07-2004, 05:04 PM   #9
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thanks very much sorcerer. This is what i need.


I will tell if it works.


Bye
 
Old 08-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #10
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i don't understand italian

i understand spanish and english.

Could u give me the direct link?
 
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