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Re: alpha raid?

On 10 Apr 2007, at 5:21 am, Steve Langasek wrote:

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.

Indeed. I just install using a single disk, and then convert it to RAID later (which I've just done for the new machine I'm building for developer use). I'm about to send another message about a different problem I've hit with this though... :-)


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