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Happy 14th May 2010 17:45

Ubuntu 9.10 server install
 
I was installing ubuntu 9.10 server and ran into a couple of problems. I have a Dell PC/Server with mirrored sata drives and a broadcom 57xx network card.
1. The system did not detect my network card so I restarted install with a 3com network card. The install continued on. I would like to use the integrated broadcom network card, but not sure how to get drivers and to load it and then rebind from te 3 com to the broadcom as I will remove the 3com card if I can get the broadcom to work.
2. During the install I choose the default expert mode and as I have mirrored sata drives I was presented with from which drive to run the install on and I choose the primary and as such can I go back and mirror the drives or will the system do that or did I miss something? I would like to run the system with mirrored drives
Thanks

falko 15th May 2010 19:37

I suggest you try Ubuntu 10.04 instead. Hopefully it supports your Broadcom network card.

Happy 16th May 2010 01:56

I decided to just go ahead and leave the Com network card in. However, is there a way I can either go back and mirror my drives or tell if the system did that for me since I was in expert mode?

falko 16th May 2010 11:54

What's the output of
Code:

cat /proc/mdstat
?

Happy 16th May 2010 14:43

cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10]
md1 : active raid1 sdb1[0]
155999040 blocks [2/1] [U_]

unused devices: <none>[/SIZE]

falko 17th May 2010 14:32

You have RAID1, but with just one device (/dev/sdb1). You must add /dev/sda1 to it. What's the output of
Code:

fdisk -l
?

Happy 17th May 2010 23:09

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc796c701

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 19421 155999151 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda2 19422 19452 249007+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 19422 19452 248976 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x15c4e35e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 19421 155999151 fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdb2 19422 19452 249007+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 19422 19452 248976 fd Linux raid autodetect

Disk /dev/md1: 159.7 GB, 159743016960 bytes
2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 38999760 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/md1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

falko 18th May 2010 10:48

So your system is booting from /dev/sda? If there's no data on /dev/sdb yet, you should use this guide to set up RAID1: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-set...n-debian-lenny

Happy 19th May 2010 02:31

Thanks a bunch. I read thru the doc and looks like I should be able to get it setup.


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