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Old 01-28-2003, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hey all you Slack fiends !!

I have stumbled across this site in reference to guntoo linux. I have purchased Shackware 8.1 here reciently and now I am ready to go. My linux experience is as follows, Mandrake 8.0 for 1 1/2 years VERY on and off so I know bash and how to install from a tarball ( I hate RPM ). I really like Slack because it makes me go under the hood and see how things work. I am not affraid to mess it up as I have 2 working computers so I can tinker with one and use the other (win box for my wife mostly).
My question is this, I have read many slackware question about kernel compiliation for certain MB's and such but I want to make sure I install the right one for me
AND my biggest concern is how to get slack to install onto my RAID0 without anyother drives. I know I have to mount it differently than a regular HD.
I am not asking for HOW TO INSALL answers, I am just looking for mainly which kernel to use (with a website so I can see what each one is for) and are there any differnt percautions I need to take to get my raid to work for me.
btw, I love to read HOWto's as they are becomming my new bestfriend. I guess that is the only way to learn besides great boards like this
this is my first post BTW

Thanks to all who reply

Old 01-28-2003, 06:00 PM   #2
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oh and here is my system specs:

AMD 1.4
IWill KK266-R
1.0gb pc150
60gb RAID 0
GF3 Ti500
Audigy Plat.
16x DVD (Pioneer)
8x4x32A Plex
17in PF775

Old 01-28-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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Is your RAID setup software or hardware? I used software RAID level 1 at work for a couple of years, under Slack, of course and the big problem was getting the kernel patched correctly.

Look at the HOWTO's on RAID. Last time I checked the RAID mailing list, booting from a software RAID, while not a cinch to setup, was very doable and very reliable. Check the README in the /kernels dir on the Slack CD.

The software RAID mailing list is an indespensible aid. Neil Brown, maintainer of the software RAID code personally emailed me about getting my setup to work.

Wish I was more help, it's been about 6 months since I had to take the RAID down (hardware upgrade), and I don't remember too well.
Old 01-28-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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Hardware and Software RAID card's are different ( my interp) is the saftware Cards are wimpy OS managed versions of the self sustained Hardware ones
for IDE RAID hardware ex would be 3ware and software would be highpoint, AMI, promice, or adaptec (not all are the wimpy one's)

mine is the AMI one and I WILL disable the raid if it is not wqorth my time as it is 2 30 gig drives one for linux other for mp3's

I also have a 10 gig dirve and a 80 gig.

time to surf into the HOWto's

Old 01-29-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
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any one?
Old 01-31-2003, 10:05 AM   #6
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Try a forum search. I seem to remember something about a kernel with raid support on the 8.1 CD.
Old 01-31-2003, 11:51 AM   #7
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According to the sacred README:

you want to boot raid.s in order to have support for the HPT370, which if I remember right, is what I think you have as an onboard RAID/ATA100 controller. I'm assuming you have hardware raid going on here? If you want to build your own software raid, any slack kernel can do that...



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