[ILUG] Big raid server
john.coleman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 15:16:06 IST 2004
On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 13:49:46 +0100 (IST), Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> > Who is the BIOS manufacturer?
> > Usually there is an option in the BIOS setup to boot from add on
> > cards first.
> or alternatively an option in the 3Ware option ROM to disable it.
> (Linux will see it fine).
> > Cheers
> > Robert
> Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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> Irish Linux Users' Group
So you want 2 drives plugged into the mobo integrated Sata controller
and justuse the 3Ware for storage.
Why do you want raid1 for /boot?
You could use practically any sized IDE or sata drive to boot from
instead.Just burn a bootable image of /boot onto a cdr/cdrw everytime
you do a kernel upgrade :)
I'd be surprised if the BIOS couldn't boot from a container created
with the onboard controller (it's an add-on chip seperate from the
Look for any BIOS updates, and failing that, mail the mobo
manufacturer asking them to add the feature to a new BIOS release.
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