[conspire] Re: Dell and big disks

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Nov 5 22:06:30 PST 2004

On Fri, 05 Nov 2004 20:14:25 -0800, Ross Bernheim wrote:

> The BIOS had no problem seeing and dealing with the 160GB drives.

So it saw them as 160GB?

> FIrst problem was that the BIOS had trouble booting from the CD ROM
> drive as the slave on IDE channel 2. Swapping the CD ROM drive to
> master and the 160GB drive on IDE channel 2 took care of that problem.

If you want to RAID two hard disks, you will want the hard disks on
separate IDE channels, preferably both set to Master. CD ROM will nearly
always boot as slave if it's on the Primary IDE channel.

> Now it is how to partition and get RAID 1 going.
> Ross

You want a Linux-managed software-based RAID, right? If memory serves,
RAID 1 means striping. I'm not sure that it is possible to boot from a
striped partition.

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