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
DS-20 & Alpha 1200 servers (old iron for sure). During
Debian 3.1r0a for alpha when I arrive at disk partitioning I
options for LVM or RAID type partitions. The documentation
should be available and a search for "RAID" in the debian-alpha
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
menu options show up. I once had set up my PWS 433 with a RAID 1
Debian installer of Sarge, so it's possible ;-)
I recall having a problem with BSD disklabels not having support
required partition types. Since you're moving from Tru64, your
almost certainly using BSD disklabels, so you'll need to drop to a
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... :-)