Installing Ubuntu server on software raid

Ruben Laban r.laban at
Mon Dec 29 07:50:04 UTC 2008

Hi Mark,

On Sunday 28 December 2008 at 09:32 (CET), Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> So to the point of the message - have I missed an option on the install
> cd : can you configure raid chunksize? (it only seemed to want to know
> how many disks were to be in the array).

As far as I know, the installer has no support for that (unless perhaps when 
using the 'expert' mode which add *a lot* of questions during installation).
I tend to drop to a shell when I want to create "special" software raid setups 
(like raid10 for example). From the shell (alt-f4) I manually run the 
appropriate mdadm commands to configure the raid. Once the raid is 
configured, the installer does pick up the raid volumes and 
installation/partitioning can be continued using the installer.


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