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Old 11th June 2006, 15:53
TheRudy TheRudy is offline
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Default RAID 1, debian, installation small problem

Hey

Well my sata disks are recognized by installer and now i'm in the next painfull step of creating RAID 1.

Using this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_software_raid it stops for me when it tries to create an array.
"No RAID partitions available"

All four partitions for 1 disk in total 8 partitions are set for RAID!

So i went to console (ALT+F2) and typed:

mknod /dev/md0 b 9 0
mdadm --create -l 1 -n 2 /dev/md0 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1

and array was successfully created:
cat /proc/mdstat gives me an md0 array..

Now i wanted to do this for all other 3 partitions (in total i have 4) using same steps:
mknod /dev/md1 b 9 0
mdadm --create -l 1 -n 2 /dev/md1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2

It asks me for creating array, i type 'yes' and then it gives me an error:
mdadm: SET_ARRAY_INFO failed for /dev/md1: Invalid argument

Going back to first console, installation still gives me "no raid partitions available". Anyone knows what's going on here? Some hints would be appriciated..

Last edited by TheRudy; 11th June 2006 at 15:57.
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