Ubuntu 9.10 server install

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Happy, May 14, 2010.

  1. Happy

    Happy New Member

    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
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

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

    Happy New Member

    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?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    cat /proc/mdstat
    ?
     
  5. Happy

    Happy New Member

    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]
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    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
    ?
     
  7. Happy

    Happy New Member

    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
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  9. Happy

    Happy New Member

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

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