Re: SATA, RAID and GRUB
Valero Pascual wrote:
I have a computer with amd64 and I am trying to install the sarge for
amd64 with a minimum CD for net, I lower the image ISO:
should-31r0a-amd64-netinst. Antecedentes: I must say that the computer
has two disks SATA 160Gb configured as RAID 0 from the BIOS
CONFGURATION RAID, therefore, one should only see as a disk of about
320 Gb; previously I had installed Windows, I made a partition of the
160Gb of the 320 that you/they saw each other and I proceeded to
formatear this partition and to install Windows and other programs for
Windows. I began the installation of Sarge for amd64 but the moment
arrived to carry out the partitions of the root / and I exchange or
swap and to give format. Which it would be my surprise when observing
that linux not sees a hard disk of one 320 Gb but rhater 2 of 160 Gb
as if is 2 normal IDE. As the partition of Windows it was of 160Gb I
didn't give him importance (this can be a hint) and I defined the
partitions ext3 and swap for the second hard disk, then I gave format
to the disk and seemingly the he/she made it without problems. To
install Grup: I decide to make it in the root / of LINUX (another
since problem doesn't allow me) but it is not possible because the
denominations for the disks SATA should be /dev/sdb1... /dev/sdb2 I
attempt it but one is not able to, therefore, I decide to install GRUP
in the Master Boot Record, and it is made correctly. It finishes the
installation and I restart giving me grup the error 21.
Can somebody help me saying me that I make bad?
You do not have RAID. If it costs under £200 and isn't PCI-X or PCIe,
it's not RAID. You have fakeraid, which does not like working with
anything but Windows.
http://forums.hexus.net/showpost.php?p=693270&postcount=7 briefly covers
this topic. That said, "dmraid" is a fairly experimental
reverse-engineer job from Red Hat.