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by jack_
Tue May 15, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it not possible to install Linux on a mb RAID 5 array?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Is it not possible to install Linux on a mb RAID 5 array

There's no possibility to boot from RAID-5 [linux md]. The /boot must be on RAID-1. The Mint installer doesn't support RAID installation. You have to do much things manually. jk@mint1 ~ $ sudo blkid /dev/zram0: UUID="5912e245-a888-42e4-9994-7f397e7c1aba" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda1: UU...
by jack_
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

You are right.
Partition with bios_grub flag on is needed on BIOS systems to BOOT from GPT partition table.
You can use that 1MiB in front - that what you've leaved for front aligning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS_Boot_partition

I have to correct my tutorial.
by jack_
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

I see that you fixed the info about sda3 in a later post. You might want to update your original post because lots of sites are pointing to your guide. Also for anyone trying this process. Best of luck. When the installer fails at the boot loader fail if you are like me the installer locks up and d...
by jack_
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

My self I recommend the solution from my previous post. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=89272 There is a RAID1 for OS and the rest using 2 disks. My home PC station is using that solution with Linux Mint 12. Also I have a server in my job with Linux Mint 12 Gnome from CD[light v...
by jack_
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

OK - but firstly clear all of drives, and start from the beginning. To fully wipe you existing partitions and etc. you can do: Run: gdisk /dev/sda Choose "x", and then choose "z" - be careful - that's unrecoverable. Then do also: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=100000 Th...
by jack_
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

Give me detailed model of your motherboard. Disable in BIOS all things for AMD RAID - change it to AHCI. Firstly it would be better to use DVD disc, because your USB Drive can change disk order or something. Do you have a floppy disk drive ?? "error: fd0 read error" - maybe disable it in B...
by jack_
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 32bit hangs on install
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Mint 12 32bit hangs on install

Try update the BIOS from Intel Download Center. There was some improvements in 2006/2007. "Fixed issue where certain drive imaging software CD can't boot." http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2367&DwnldID=12686&ProductFamily=Desktop+Boards&ProductL...
by jack_
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

Run from terminal:

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dpkg-reconfigure mdadm
by jack_
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

Boot loader from installer always will fail, because we will do that later ourselfs - see point 7.
That's normal behavior. Choose OK. And on last question from installer choose to NOT reboot.
After that you are starting from point 7.
by jack_
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

I don't know your detail CPU and motherboard spec and etc. so I assume that you have 4GB of RAM. 1. Run LiveCD LinuxMint12 2. Install mdadm through apt-get, aptitude, Software Manager, Synaptic etc. 3. Partitioning: [we have /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc - all disks we're partitioning the same way] U...
by jack_
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"
Replies: 22
Views: 22225

Re: Mint 12 RAID 0 DMI Pool verification "system halt"

Off course you know that RAID-0 means that if one disk dies you are loosing all of your data from that RAID ?? GRUB2 from Mint12 likes RAID, but only RAID-1 for boot partition. Drop that FakeRAID and go to RAID with MDADM. If your present motherboard dies, to recover your data you will have to find/...
by jack_
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: NXClient/Server
Replies: 1
Views: 2824

Re: NXClient/Server

Late but... Open terminal on the server and: ps aux | grep gnome-session Read the full path for gnome-session from the output. Example: /usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback Go to /usr/NX/etc and open node.cfg file nano /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg Go to the bottom and search for: CommandStartGnom...
by jack_
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Possible to install Linux on an existing software raid?
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Possible to install Linux on an existing software raid?

What raid do you have?? RAID1 or RAID10 or what?? From my information GRUB2 can boot only from RAID1[at least /boot partition]. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID Warning: the /boot filesystem cannot use any softRAID level other than 1 with the stock Ubuntu bootloader. If yo...
by jack_
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI boot problems on Asus k53sv-sx620v
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: UEFI boot problems on Asus k53sv-sx620v

I know what is a UEFI.

None of these feature will be used by you, so it's not worth to spend 2 days of thinking about this.
Many vendors have their own UEFI... maybe after one year we will have a working OS out of the box[not mentioning Win8].

Good to hear that you have a working OS.
Regards.
by jack_
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI boot problems on Asus k53sv-sx620v
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: UEFI boot problems on Asus k53sv-sx620v

Update to newest BIOS from 02.12.2011 -> Version 320 Disable UEFI Boot: http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9198/biosboot.th.jpg Then: Boot from LinuxMint DVD/CD Enable GParted Make new label GPT Create partitions like below: /dev/sda1 -> 1MiB -> enable bios_grub flag /dev/sda2 -> your total size for...
by jack_
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Raid 1 on mint 12
Replies: 13
Views: 9230

Re: Raid 1 on mint 12

The installation went through after following ur suggestion. But, it failed to install grub on sda1, sda, md0 etc. Please see the errors below. You have on point 6 manual installation of grub - always to disk /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, not to partitions. I didn't understand if all is working OK or not. NE...
by jack_
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Raid 1 on mint 12
Replies: 13
Views: 9230

Re: Raid 1 on mint 12

My fault ! There should be point 4.5 in my first post. Don' change anything - besides that formatting it's all OK. If you repartition disks you must recreate the array but let's try do end this in that way. We must manually format the array - that should do the trick. Please do: 4.5 Open Terminal: #...
by jack_
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 12 Boot Freeze, every time.
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: LM 12 Boot Freeze, every time.

During that countdown hit any key.
You will have some menu with choose options.
by jack_
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I cant setup mint 12 it freeze
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: I cant setup mint 12 it freeze

While booting hit Esc key[sometimes few times], it should disable invisible splash, and show all text messages and etc.
Maybe there will be something helpful.

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