[SGVLUG] FC3 and sata
Tom.Emerson at wbconsultant.com
Wed Mar 1 12:08:16 PST 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Claude Felizardo
> On 3/1/06, matti <mathew_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Q: Anyone with experiences using FC3 and Sata?
> No direct experience but I suspect a simple setup with SATA would
> work. A buddy of mine was trying to install Linspire on a windoze box
> with dual SATA drives in a RAID-0 configuration. The Linspire install
> warned him that RAID-0 on SATA wasn't supported but he thought he'd be
> okay since he was installing onto an IDE partition.
Likewise, as I run SuSE instead of Redhat, I cannot say for certain, but I do have a recent (and surprising) experience to report.
My main system at home has multiple SATA drives and regular ATAPI/IDE drives. The SATA drives are striped and essentially 100% devoted to use within Linux; the IDE drives host windows XP using ntfs. The system currently has SuSE 9.3 on it which installed without any problems. Last weekend I was about to update to 10.0 and that's when I got an installation warning that the system was "reporting" a hardware/sata raid that was in reality a software raid and that this WAS supported in 2.4 (for /some/ interface boards), but NOT supported in 2.6!
(needless to say, I decided against the upgrade for now...)
I'm fairly certain the 9.x series of Suse is on the 2.6 kernel, hence I'm somewhat surprised to see that message, and even MORE surprised to learn that functionality has been REMOVED in later releases, but as I am using this as an entirely-linux-supported raid (well, jabod is more accurate...) I'm fairly certain things will go well [but I'm scheduling a full backup just to be certain...]
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