Boot on one disk and 3 for RAID 5 - LVM

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:32 pm

Boot on one disk and 3 for RAID 5 - LVM

Postby tootlet » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:17 pm

I want to set up Mint Linux 64 bit with 8 Gb of RAM on 4 hard drives. 1 drive would be for boot, swap and the Mint install. The other 3 will be set up as LVM RAID 5 and used to store media files, etc. I'll share it with SAMBA and nfs. I've noted that it is difficult to set up Mint with LVM as the boot. Will I run into trouble with the route I want to take? Any suggestions?


Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 18703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Boot on one disk and 3 for RAID 5 - LVM

Postby Husse » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:48 pm

You don't want to use LVM for boot - that would be very difficult
The best way to get an opinion on this would be to search the forum - Advanced search - for RAID and the user name Fred
Fred is very knowledgeable when it comes to RAID, hard disks in general and lots of other stuff
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

Return to “Installation & Boot”