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Old 09-22-2003, 03:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing RH 9 with RAID 5 --Big, big Problem!!!

Hi gurus out there!

Hope you can help me with this one, I'm trying to install a new RH 9.0 server with 3 IDE 80GB Barracuda HDD for my apache web server v. 2.0 and proxy SQUID-2.5.STABLE3 as well.

My setup requires me to have a RAID 5 for my cache. These are my planned partition scheme:

/dev/hdx--Software RAID--65GB

/dev/hdb3--Software RAID--65GB

/dev/hdc3--Software RAID--65GB

My question is this, after completing the installation of RH 9.0 and the system boot-up it nothing shows on the screen--just blank. Twice I attempt the same installation but i failed.

Does my planned setup---not possible? While when I use 1 HDD with a RAID 5 configured everything worked fine, the same with an installation using 2 HDD on a RAID 1.

hope you guys can help me.


Old 09-22-2003, 07:11 AM   #2
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This isn't really a networking question so I'll move it to Linux->Software.
Old 09-25-2003, 08:13 PM   #3
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I do not have a solution to your booting problem but something to keep in mind is that I normally try to stay away from software raid's, I have set them up before and you use to much proccessor trying to just run the raid, you are further ahead to buy one more hard drive and a ide controller card that supports raid.

If you do that your linux machine will not even see the 3 drives in the raid as 3 separate drives but as one and the install will go smoother and also all the work in keeping the raid running will be done by hardware which is much faster. Just my opinion though.


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