[clug] Next CLUG anyone?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Oct 21 07:57:31 EST 2003

On 20 Oct 2003, Darren Freeman wrote:

> Depends on if it's just as a demo or if it's going to be for something
> useful. I don't know what the performance will be for a P-133 but if
> it's using DMA on the drive it shouldn't be a problem.

I don't want RAID on that box, so as far as I'm concerned it would just be 
a demo.

> Basically I need two drives, each with spare partitions to be RAIDed.
> The size doesn't have to match but a big difference should be avoided. I
> haven't tried RAIDing floppies before but the docs indicate that any
> block devices should do.

Well, I'll fit a second floppy, and put a 30gb disc in too, which will 
take it to a 20gb disc and a 30gb disc.

> Ideally I would want a pair of partitions I could trash, on different
> devices. A pair of old cruddy drives would be OK. I would demonstrate
> the fact that the data on the primary partition isn't trashed when
> making a mirror, but I don't promise that it won't actually get trashed.

That's ok -- it's a crash test box.

> I don't see a problem with the OS. As long as the kernel is recent, like
> 2.4.x. I need the latest 


> Oh and whatever cables etc you need as I've never plugged anything into
> the projector before. I need the latest raidtools package for the
> userland utils and daemons.




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