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Re: K8S Pro (S2882UG3NR) + Sil 3114 (Raid 1) + Sarge

On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:09:55PM +0900, Nils Valentin wrote:
> so what you 2 are saying is that bsically a Sil3114 is as good or
> bad as any other software raid with the exception that it can start
> a boot process while on the other hand being proprietory ??

   Yes, that's about it. Just two points:

   If I understand it correctly, the SiI3114 chip doesn't know
anything about the boot process -- that piece of functionality is
dependent on and provided by the BIOS of the card (or motherboard).

   Note also that it's SiI (capital i), not Sil (lower case L).

> If I create a Software raid with f.e. Debian and I decide to Dual boot into 
> Mandrake, Suse ... whatever should that work ?

   Yes, provided the other OSes know about the software RAID array
you've created (so you need the kernel support, the user-space tools,
and whatever user-space configuration is necessary).


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