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


How would I used the ata-100 patches however, if I am installing the system on my ATA-100 drives? I got the feeling that older versions of rh at least w/o 2.4 kernel did not support the hpt-370 w/ata-100 *at all*?

The 2 drives are plugged physically into the hpt-370 controller (1 per cable of course), but I am actually running the raid via software (here's my raidtab:)

raiddev             /dev/md0
raid-level                  0
nr-raid-disks               2
chunk-size                  64k
persistent-superblock       1
#nr-spare-disks     0
   device          /dev/hdg1
   raid-disk     0
   device          /dev/hde5
   raid-disk     1

The reason for running the RAID via software is simply cause the folks at Highpoint haven't released a linux module/driver/etc. for the hpt-370 that supports the raid functions (ARGH!)


Alvin Oga wrote:
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, co! uld 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

Basically, what do I need to do here to get myself converted ;-)


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