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by Kurt3162
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to do. You want to make a RAID out of a piece of the disk? Is that right? Anyway, the way to create a RAID is pretty straightforward. Inside the LiveCD you need to install mdadm first (into the virtual filesystem of the LifeCD), for it isn't supplied. For thi...
by Kurt3162
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

This is a suggestion for Kurt3162... This confirms my growing suspicion that you have to use a /boot partition. Apparently it's mandatory, for RAID 1 at least. I'll try it, thanks a lot. It's indeed old, command syntax seem to have changed since, but I hope I'll manage. For all: I have done some ex...
by Kurt3162
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

I then made a RAID1 out of them, which it named md127. Same here, it's the default name apparently. It refused until I made a partition table on /dev/md127. I suppose the RAID virtual device needs a partition table for partitions to exist. I then added another disk and installed Mint 16 to it as no...
by Kurt3162
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

You want to do the chroot again and then dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc and select sda and sdb as the locations for Grub. I tried that. Grub said: $ dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc /usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: unable to identify a filesystem in hostdisk//dev/sda; safety check can't be performed. /usr/sbin/...
by Kurt3162
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

Oops, sorry, the forum notification of your post somehow never arrived. Exactly how did you create your raid? I created the RAID using the "Disks" app you find in Mint; Then I partitioned it using GParted. Very user-friendly, perfectly suited for newbies not wanting to spend hours gnawing ...
by Kurt3162
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

Think of an mdadm raid as a partition rather than unallocated space. A raid partition cannot be subdivided :?: Remember, inside the Mint LiveCD I managed to build and then partition my RAID1 just like I wanted it, using GPart (or some such), which tends to prove it can be done in Linux too; What I ...
by Kurt3162
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

I have experienced mint server failures a lot recently so that might be it. It rather appears to be a problem specific to my Mint installation (as opposed to booting on the LiveCD). The packages problem, as the fact it doesn't detect any hardware is specific to the installed Mint: If I boot on the ...
by Kurt3162
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

Okay, I tried it, but didn't get very far... Since it's a laptop and has only 2 HD slots, I installed Mint on an external USB disk. The installation went fine, I booted on that USB disk without a problem and attempted to install mdadm. Mint refused: sudo apt-get install mdadm Reading package lists.....
by Kurt3162
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Re: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible?

The Mint installer does not support it :shock: Am I the only one to see a problem there? http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=127676 Thanks, looks interesting although it's for RAID 0. I hope the way to do it carries over; For instance I know from searches that Grub works with RAID ...
by Kurt3162
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)
Replies: 37
Views: 6755

Installing Mint 16 on a RAID1- Possible? (No)

I am trying in vain to install 32-bit Mint on my laptop... The computer has two empty 1 TB disks, which are supposed to form a 1TB RAID 1 (mirrored) volume. It's a software RAID (courtesy of mdadm). Booting on the Live CD, I get myself mdadm and am able to build the RAID without a problem. I can par...

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