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Old 02-03-06, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Confusing RAID behavior

I have just set up 2 new 250Gb SATA HDDs on my Asrock Geforce6100/MCP410-based motherboard. My plan was to raid, and install windows, mandriva x86 and x86-64 and debian. Windows installed ok (after I dug out my CD coz the drivers given on the asrock website dont work with windows install), but then I realised linux was not going to be that easy.

Basicaly I now have Mandriva installed on an old 8Gb HDD, and I have run across some confusing behavior. Basicaly, I can only see my raid set from linux (using dmraid) if I *DISABLE* the raid setting in the BIOS. Also, if the BIOS is set to RAID, even IT doesnt know there are 2 SATA disks there (probably why devmapper cant see them), but windows works fine.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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Old 02-05-06, 05:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Confusing RAID behavior

Try posting to the General Linux Forum, this one is devoted to graphics cards. Sorry I can't help otherwise.
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Old 02-05-06, 02:50 PM   #3
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You can't boot from striped raid (anything but raid-1) in linux. Also, it's suggested you use the built in soft-raid rather than bios raid when using linux. To make your root partition striped, you'll need a small /boot partition on a separate disk.
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