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Re: debian-installer beta 1

"Julian Mehnle" <lists@mehnle.net> writes:

> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Julian Mehnle wrote:
> > > That would be great!  At least if it means ATARAID-style
> > > software RAID.  No opinion about LVM-style RAID.
> > 
> > Yuck (if by ATARAID you mean those PoS controllers from, e.g., Promise
> > -- these are slow as a snail compared to md software RAID), and Yuck
> > for LVM RAID too (slow, limited, cubersome).
> > 
> > Good software RAID is md raid :)  with LVM on top of it, of course. 
> > LVM is a good thing, if you do it right and never bother with
> > 'striping' on the LVM layer. Do it in the md RAID layer (or hardware
> > layer, for that matter). 
> Is "md RAID" (I don't know this one) compatible with ATARAID in
> regard of the partition/storage layout on disks, i.e. can I use
> ATARAID drivers to access "md RAID" disks and vice versa?  I need
> this kind of compatibility since I dual-boot Windows 2000 on the
> systems in question.
> PS: Please don't CC me when answering to the list.  The "Reply-To"
> header is just there for private replies.

Of cause not. You need the host adapter specific ATARAID support
(which is often far worse than the linux software raid).

One could probably hack some lvm2 stuff together to access the drives
but that would need the layout knowledge from the specific ATARAID


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