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Re: alpha raid?

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 12:17:33PM +0800, James Andrewartha wrote:
> >>    I'm investigating using Debian-alpha to replace tru64 unix on our
> >> DS-20 & Alpha 1200 servers (old iron for sure).  During installation of
> >> Debian 3.1r0a for alpha when I arrive at disk partitioning I don't see
> >> options for LVM or RAID type partitions.  The documentation states they
> >> should be available and a search for "RAID" in the debian-alpha list
> >> results in no hits.  What's up?  Is Debian for alpha able to do RAID or not?

> > IIRC, you have to create RAID (F0) or LVM partitions by hand before these
> > menu options show up. I once had set up my PWS 433 with a RAID 1 with the
> > Debian installer of Sarge, so it's possible ;-)

> I recall having a problem with BSD disklabels not having support for the 
> required partition types. Since you're moving from Tru64, your disks are 
> almost certainly using BSD disklabels, so you'll need to drop to a command 
> prompt and relabel them with PC labels.

Which will also render those disks unbootable from SRM.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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