Configuring Raid 0,1 on Debian Lenny

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by sighkick, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. sighkick

    sighkick New Member

    I am in the process of setting up a new Debian 5.0 Lenny based VMware 2.0 server and will follow your most excellent tutorial, however....

    Have had no end of trouble trying to install RAID 1 [Mirroring] with two 120Gb SATA HDD on a motherboard with the Promise PDC20378 RAID Controller chip.

    There is some reference to RAID 10 on an older version of Ubuntu but I am unsure how to modify this to my requirements.

    Am assuming that although Linux RAID is called Fakeraid, you still connect your array of drives to the onboard RAID connection [in my case SATA_RAID1 and SATA_RAID2] as you do for Windows?

    I also assume that the RAID array has to be set up early in the installation of Debian minimal install as per your tutorial.

    Can you assist with a short Tutorial please?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. sighkick

    sighkick New Member

    Thanks for your reply....

    I am assuming that I do not connect my SATA HDD to the two RAID outlets on my motherboard and instead simply connect to the two normal SATA connections?

    The reason I ask is because when setting up RAID in Windows, I have to install drivers to make it work and just assumed that Linux would do something similar?

    I confess that all this is terribly confusing - do I need to look for Linux Promise RAID drivers?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I don't have any experience with hardware RAID - I'm always using software RAID, so I can't tell anything about drivers...

    If you want to use software RAID, connect the drives to the normal SATA connections.

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