ICP Vortex RAID in Debian 3.0
I am adding a 10th machine to our translation cluster, it's got a nifty
RAID card called ICP Vortex. I have done a few installs and noted that the
OS sees only the host drive, which is a great sign.
But when I reboot, I just get a blinking cursor. [There are several
options at this point, what with drive partitioning being what it is, maybe
an old MBR that needs to get wiped or something...]
My question is this: Does anyone out there in userland have any experience
with these cards and getting them to work with Debian? Is it better to use
the CD set insteal of the 3-floppy approach (rescue,root.bin,module load,
reboot)? Intel purchased this company, and the manual notes it works fine
with Debian, using the gdth.0 module. I am just curious about this,
because RAID is complex to begin with.
Any insight, advice or links would be most appreciated. Our other 9 boxes
all run debian using LVS for high availability, the OS works like a champ.
Karl R. Balsmeier
Senior Systems Engineer
PROZ.COM - Translation Central