lambedan wrote:I have just built a pretty good computer that works great in Linux Mint with pretty much no extra setup effort.
One problem I am having is with the on board ICH10 Raid. It doesn't seem to be recognized by default in Linux Mint and after reading up on it I realize it's just FakeRaid which I do not want. So I am looking for a raid controller that can handle 4 or 6 (preffered) hard drives.
I plan on dual booting so it needs to be friendly with both Linux Mint and Windows 7. I also am looking for something quick and easy to setup. I currently work a lot so I have more money than time.
One concern I have with Raid in general is that it seems the way it writes data to the drives is proprietary so upgrading raid controllers is difficult. Does anyone have any ideas to mitigate this problem in the early stage while I am buying a raid controller.
The models I am currently focusing on are:
If anyone has any experience or comments on those models or knows of any other good models please let me know.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Husse wrote:Hi mike
Nice to see you
The RAID problem is inherited from Ubuntu, but Clem does not seem all that interested in it
I'll have to take it up with him (he never reads the forum any more - no time, I'm his eyes )
LVM is still unsolved but there are two good tutorials for mdraid and dmraid in the how to section
On a side note - could you please make a couple of forum searches for vpn and vnc and my user name
I have some half answered posts in that field
lambedan wrote:Thanks for your responses.
I would love to see good raid support in Mint. I am pretty confident that what ever controller I get will work with Ubuntu, but Mint is my first choice distro.
I am not really interested in using software raid, ICH10 is pretty much just that.
For one I would like to dual boot with all partitions raided and accessible by both systems. I don't know if that will work well or be easy to do with Windows 7 and Linux Mint.
I would also like to use Raid 5 which can be taxing on the processor and I do have software that I use/write that pushes the system already.
Does anyone have any experience with raid controllers and Mint?
If so, what was the process of setting it up like and what controller did you use?
BTW, all of the controllers I mentioned claim to have default support in the kernel. So based on that does anyone foresee any problems from doing just a basic install of Mint.
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