Mandrake 10.1 RAID Installation blues
Hi Gals n Guys,
I've been struggling for quite some time, trying to get my machine 'take' on RAID. Have tried various combinations, to no avail. Please Help.
Here's my BIOS settings: (dont' understand much about what they mean, but here they are all the same - btw, this is the only setting where the BIOS can detect my CDROM, with others, the CDROM is awol):
IDE Legacy Configuration: P-ATA Only
SATA Running Enhanced: Yes
PATA Channel Selection: Both
SATA Ports Definition: P0-4th./P1-3rd
Configure S-ATA as RAID: No
(I've changed the last line to No from Yes, so that the software RAID from Mdk can do it's thing. (But failed with both settings)
With a Yes, every thing seems fine; But I see two drives a and b, and then configure partitions thereon as Linux RAID, assign these partions to an mdx partion (for RAID 1 mirroring) and off I go with the rest of the install.
Thing is, when I reboot after complete installation, the md0 and md5 partions are available and get mounted. All the other partions in between disappear and the boot fails.
I understand that the /boot should only be on one partion, and be a non-RAID ext3 or whatever.
Any ideas how to approach this, anyone?
I will try anything, anything to get this through.
Thanks a lot.