Ubuntu & RAID

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Mon Jan 12 20:47:44 UTC 2009

Jacob Piotrowski wrote:
> Stephen,
> Most "hardware" RAID controllers on motherboards are in the end controlled
> by software inside of Windows XP and not true hardware RAID controllers. 
> I have run into this in the past.  I know there is limited support in
> Linux for some of these "hardware" controllers, but support is very
> limited and flaky at best.  If you Google the model number on your RAID
> controller and Linux you maybe able to see if their is support for it.
> Your best bet is to add another drive to your machine (drives are cheap
> now anyways), leave it out of your RAID and use that for Linux.  If you
> want RAID for your Linux on the cheap, get two small drives and use the
> Ubuntu Alternative Install CD.  This will allow you to configure a Linux
> software RAID, which in my experience works pretty good!

Unfortunately, it does leave one potential *big* problem.. If Ubuntu
does not recognize the software Raid that is being used by Windows, when
it mounts one of his Windows drives (does Intrepid mount rw by default?)
, it can only lead to tears if any changes are made to the drive that
put the volumes out of sync.

Sorry, I have no good advise on how to proceed.

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