Hardware RAID + Ubuntu 10.04Lts

Nathan Stratton Treadway ubuntu.lists at nathanst.com
Tue Jan 4 15:39:06 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:57:27 +0000, Chris Lynch wrote:
>    I have a Dell PowerEdge1900 with a Hardware RAID card (presumably is a
>    Fake Hardware RAID) and not very expensive. Anyway I used it to set up
>    RAID1 and now I want to monitor it. I've installed raidutils and
>    configured it to start at boot time, taken from this site

As discussed in more detail on the raidutils upstream web site:
, the package is actually specific to a fairly small group of RAID cards
using the "I2O" subsystem.  (In fact, in more recent versions of Debian,
the package was renamed to "dpt-i2o-raidutils" to emphasize this point:

As I understand it, the I2O cards are getting pretty rare now, so your
first step is to make sure that the card in your machine is actually one
of those; if not, you'll need to look for a different software package
on the Linux side to manage it....

(If you think your card should be supported by the I2O driver, the next
step will be to look for messages mentioning "i2o" or "dpt" [do a
case-insenstive search] in your /var/log/dmesg file.)


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