File Server and Raid

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
Tue Nov 14 16:53:47 UTC 2006

Hmm I didn't read in your post that the resolution was up the creek.
But that's a very good point, I have installed a server and set the res
to something like 1024x768 but when the system boots to the prompt only
half the screen is used. What's the fix for that then?

On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 08:12 +0000, Richard Brown wrote:
> Hi Gabe
> On 14/11/06, Gabriel Dragffy <dragffy at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > AFAIK if you are going to be using software raid then /boot will have to
> > be mounted as  a seperate primary parition, the kernel and modules are
> > loaded from here, which then allows for access to your array (same with
> > LVM) and it seems you discovered this yourself.
> >
> > Which disc are you using? For a fileserver you shouldn't be using
> > anything other than the alternate install disc as this disc has support
> > for raid, lvm and doesn't require you to install a window manager.
> Thanks for the reply - yes I am using the alternative disk but
> unfortunately cannot see the prompt because the line that it is on is
> about an inch below the monitor. When I installed the system I set the
> monitor to 1280 x 1048 but it doesn't seem to have carried this
> configuration on into the settings for the file server.
> Any ideas please?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Rich
> Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.
> Romans 12 v 1

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