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- May 2004
Running raid 0 with usb and ide mix
I have recently purchased a 200G usb 2.0 hdd. I have been trying to set it up with a raid 0 configuration with 2 other smaller, ide drives.
I can get the configuration up and running just fine (originally using suse, now moved to fedora) but when i reboot the configuration dies. I'm stuck with a raid 0 of my other 2 drives and my usb drive separate.
In order to get back to raid i have to re-format the usb drive as software raid and add it back in.
This is a real pain because it means anything that i had saved on the raid configured setup is now gone.
I was wondering if anyone else has done something like this? On googling all i get are raid enclosures.
My theory is that the usb driver is not loaded before the raid device is "created" so it is not included. I was pretty sure i had disabled the automount on suse, but not positive. I've been using this machine as a server and its been up for the past week.... until last night when some updates caused a kernel panic that i don't feel like researching so i'm installing fedora 4 tonight. (slightly bad experience with suse)
During the setup of fedora 4 the usb drive was not even recognized so i'm assuming i'm going to have to reformat with raid when i get the system up and running
Any input is helpful.