- 4 drive RAID 5 array (Data only)
- Single drive (Windows)
- Single drive (Intended Linux target)
- Marvell 91xx controller
- Optical drive
Excitingly, there is now support for Intel software raid by default in all the distributions I tried (LM14 (Cinnamon|Mate), LMDE, Ubuntu 12.10, Fedora 17 [All 64-bit]), and they all recognized and could access my RAID volume, but no longer seem to be able to recognize and utilize the individual drives. The installer did not present my Windows drive or the drive I intend to use for Linux as options, but instead only presented the RAID volume and the flash drive I was booting off of. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions anyone may have towards a solution to installing Linux Mint.
Solution found from Darkod on UbuntuForums:
If the disk has been used in raid before, it has meta data remains. The installer ignores disks with meta data thinking they are part of raid.
To remove meta data, you can do from live mode:
sudo dmraid -Er /dev/sdX
MAKE SURE YOU GET THE DISK RIGHT!!! If you use it on one of the raided disks, it will drop that disk from the array.
If there is meta data, it will ask you for confirmation to remove it, after that the installer should work fine.