Currently writing this on a I’m trying to get a good idea of what I’m going to expect before I buy the hard drives and try it. Once dmraid is running, the live installer can handle installing to the raid. View LQ Wiki Contributions. Another user reported this same problem. Seeing as how I haven’t purchased the hardware yet buying a real RAID card could be an option, but I’d rather just use the fake raid if possible Last edited by Fett2; at

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Otherwise the Installer messes up the partition setting and you have to start from the beginning. With the advent of Terabyte disk drives, FakeRAID is becoming a popular option for entry-level small business servers to simply mirror 2 1.

Intel Matrix ICH10R RAID Controller – How to Rebuild Array?

This solved my error 15 issue. Install of dmraid failed to configure, indicating it was unable to start the dmraid initscript. I am afraid that I am not one of them so can’t really offer much advice in that quarter. The only reason for that is dual booting Windows, it should be no different.

Installing on RAID 1 ICH10R (fake raid)

An easy solution is to install grub on the linux partition not the MBR. Make sure you only use partitions you created yourself in case partitions are listed doubly. Best to copy them onto the same medium prior to installation.


Post as a guest Name. Using these dmraid devices, your device.

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Multiboot configurations are common among users who need multiple operating systems available on the same machine. I was away for the weekend. I would love feedback as to the general functionality of that driver. I have a slackware I have learned much about my hardware and Ubuntu. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

Or even just get access to my data?

I would also like to get Linux-drivers for ich10r, or prefferably a linux-version with drivers built in. See here for more on software RAID: The devices comprising the RAID show up as discrete, independent disks.

Ignoring this area interferes with fakeraid, so you need to enable the restriction by adding libata. Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web. It’s usually much more of a win than dual-booting. All times are GMT If you install to the drives without this running you WILL have access to the section of the hard drive that the disk metadata is located on that the controller uses, and you can wipe it out or damage it, ruining your array.


Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. So my boss’s only way to fix things are constantly reboot the computer until it works.

If it’s just not possible I’d like to know so that I don’t sink more time into a lost cause. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Some of these had “no number”. I think my RAID1 volume works only because mirroring is relatively simple and the disks comprising the volume are treated as just regular disks.

Software RAID ich0r Linux based on md is documented sufficiently; moreover, a good linux system admin, even under pressure, knows and can recall the commands by heart. User Contributions Ubuntu 6. Now, here’s my situation. Unfortunately, one of the drives in the RAID5 array failed, and I received the replacement drive yesterday. March 03, ,