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Old 23rd August 2006, 03:00
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Default Debian on SATA Harddisks

Is there a howto topic on installing a Debian Sarge on SATA Harddisks? I have three (3) SATA drives and wanted to use RAID 5.

I have quite some hard time following the tutorial given on this url: http://xtronics.com/reference/SATA-R...n-for-2.6.html

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Unfortunately this tutorial is in German: http://debiandox.barties.de/howtos/1...8/schritt1.htm
It explains how to configure software RAID 1 on Debian with two SATA disks. It uses a kernel from unstable that has the necessary drivers.
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thanks, falko.

I'll try to have it translated. Anyways, I might end up, installing a PATA drive (/dev/hda) and have the GRUB installed on it, I have read that GRUB works only on RAID 0 or 1.

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You could use lilo instead of Grub.
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As far as i know (also my experience) Debian with Linux kernel 2.6 and up will support SATA drives.
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As far as i know there is a problem with the Via's SATA controller driver. Take care of that..
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As far as i know (also my experience) Debian with Linux kernel 2.6 and up will support SATA drives.
I'm not quite sure. I think you need one of the newer kernels, starting with 2.6.12 or 2.6.14 or so, but I could also be wrong...
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i have sata disks and had problems with lots of kernels including the newest until i found this: http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

Its modified kernel and its working. At least for me. While installing Debian i had to manually create raid arrays and that was it. Try downloading that image and use it to install debian, once you get to the partition stuff, go to console and make raid arrays manually.
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I'm not quite sure. I think you need one of the newer kernels, starting with 2.6.12 or 2.6.14 or so, but I could also be wrong...
I installed 2 compaq proliant DL380 yesterday, the only linux distribution to recognise the Compaq array controller was the CentOS 4.4

I tried every linux distro i know and no one had found the SATA disk to install.
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fobicodam: Try the to use kernel that i posted above. I also have a brand server (first and last i will ever buy) and none other linux recognized sata. It seems that brand servers use some weird chips and are not supported cause a lot of people have problems with brand servers, sata and kernel.
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