Originally Posted by mphayesuk
ryoken can you explain step by step what you did.... I am still having trouble with this. This is what I am assumening you did.
DID NOT - setup raid on the motherboard ie did not use ctrl+A to access the raid controller and configure raid1
YOU DID - use the partition options in linux install to mirror/copy the partitions one both drives.
After linux is installed you installed other software to make raid work.
Yes, I DID NOT setup raid on the motherboard.
Yes, I DID use the partition options in linux install to mirror/copy the partitions one both drives.
BUT after linux was installed, I DID NOT install other software to make raid work. software raid support (md) was already provided during debian installation, hence raid was working immediately after i finished installing. nothing to reconfigure/fiddle around with afterwards.
this howto pretty much sums up what i did to get md software raid working:
Please note that i DID NOT set up LVM - i skipped those steps.
hope this helps...