Using RAID0 with Debian
Has anyone used RAID on a fresh woody install recently and would be
willing to share their thoughts on the process?
I just bought the Gigabyte GA-7VRXP motherboard (VIA KT333 chipset
with Promise PDC20276 RAID controller) naively thinking I could set up
RAID0 on the motherboard (on two IDE drives) and that I could simply
make a fresh woody install on One Big Disk.
What was I thinking?
According to RAID Solutions for Linux , I'll need the drivers for
this controller. Do I? The ATA RAID HOWTO  speaks about an ft
controller that I can obtain, but can I use that with a fresh Debian
install? In the current 2.4.18 kernel, are the following seemingly
related modules or settings useful? pdcraid.o, CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX
Otherwise, it seems that using RAID is a nightmare  and is more
trouble than it's worth.
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