Re: Debian and IDE RAID?
I've just succesfully installed and am now running Debian3r0 with Abit
BD7II-RAID ATA133 motherboard which uses the Highpoint 372 Controller
(hardware). It was a bit of a struggle getting it to work as you need a
spare disk to prepare the kernel that will boot from the raid disks. I have
the RAID in 0 mode and it is fast. Highpoint provide a driver that you can
compile as a module for your kernel. Some of this is non-free, therefore it
is downloaded partly as source and partly as a pre-compiled lib. It works
much like CDRW by making the RAID devise a scsi one. I have not had to use
any raidtools package.
Highpoint also provide a frontend that allows you to monitor your disks,
rebuild them etc..
On Tuesday 27 August 2002 4:27 pm, Danijel Pajur wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> The time has come to upgrade my trusty old Debian box, and I\'ve started
> looking into getting an affordable IDE RAID solution. Searching the web for
> various IDE RAID controllers and Linux revealed lots of problems, most of
> which I\'d assume are related to the actual hardware, or lack thereof.
> I know times change, and I\'m wondering if anyone could advise me if
> there\'s an IDE RAID controller out there that works well with Debian, in
> RAID1 (mirror) mode? Or would I be better off just scrapping the idea, and
> going with single drives or software RAID?
> What I\'m really looking for is a trouble-free solution to running two
> drives in a mirror, and if there\'s a management software - great, if there
> isn\'t, the least I expect is to see errors in the syslog if one of the
> drives fails. It doesn\'t seem like much to expect, but somehow I think it
> might be hard to find with IDE RAID offerings :)
> I appreciate all your help.
> kind regards,