[xubuntu-users] Install to Mirrored Disks

Jeffery Small jeff at cjsa.com
Thu Nov 20 00:24:07 UTC 2014

Ian Prideaux <worzel at gmx.co.uk> writes:

>I had cause to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.6 (based on RedHat) to
>a machine with a pair of identical disks, and the installer let me set
>them up as a mirrored pair.

>I tried to do the same with Xubuntu, but the installer doesn't have that

>How can I install (X?)ubuntu on a mirrored pair?

Apparently the option to mirror disks is not included on standard desktop
installations of Ubuntu.  I installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 and had the same
problem, only realizing what was going on after the fact.  From what I've
read, you must use the Ubuntu server version in order to get the RAID
configuration option at install time and then upgrade the required packages
to get to the desktop level you prefer.

I find this a real pain and wish that the developers would revise this
policy and include the RAID components in the desktop versions.  Possibly
the idea is to make the desktop installation as simple as possible for the
novice user, but mirroring the root filesystem after a desktop install is
anything but straightforward.  If simplicity is the goal, the RAID option
doesn't have to be in-your-face during installation, but it should be


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