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Re: Debian install/2.4 Kernel/ATA-100 RAID

hi marcus

you need to download the ata-100 patches

search google.com for 
	"raid ata100 patches"

read the posts and info and experiences of others on
rh and debian et.al w/ ata100 and abit mb's

am confused... 

are you using the abit onboard raid controller HPT370 
( no /etc/raidtab needed ) or are you using sw raid ( /etc/raidtab ) ???

striped raid0 is good  for reading data back twice as
fast.... does not help much in writing data...
	- good for webservers presenting pages...

have fun raiding

== save your existing disks.... get a second pair of ide disks and
== see if the debian installer allows oyu to do "make raid"
== during its install

== if not... you can create the raid devices manually...
== a major pain in the butt if you dont have an existing "linux" 
== running to create the partitions and format and mount it
== than install the distro into it

On Wed, 9 May 2001, Marcus Marinelli wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been following this list for a few weeks now, starting to become 
> more and more interested in Debian. Right now I am running my box on 
> redhat 7.1 (2.4 kernel), on an IDE Raid 0 (striped) array. I am using 
> the HPT 370 Raid controller on my abit kt7-raid, in software mode 
> however, as the chipset is only supported as an ATA-100 controller in 
> linux, not a raid controller :(. How I did this was during the 
> installation of RedHat, it allowed me to create a raid partition for /. 
> I also made normal ext2 partitions for /boot, and a swap partition. Now 
> my system boots fine off of /dev/md0.
> Now, to come to the point(!) I'd like to know the status of a deb 
> distrib (Woody i guess?) that ships with 2.4 kernel packages (for 
> ATA-100), and will allow raid partitions set up in installation. I have 
> heard that if you install using apt-get to grab just the packages you 
> want, could it be somehow setup to install 2.4 kernel packages instead 
> of the default? is the default in woody or sid already 2.4? (I don't get 
> the impression it is, but..) Is their any way to set up a raid partition 
> in the setup process currently? if not is their one being planned and/or 
> tested?
> Basically, what do I need to do here to get myself converted ;-)
> Thanks,
> Marcus
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