[clug] Serial ATA on Tyan Tiger i7320R
steve at namsys.com.au
Tue May 31 00:02:27 GMT 2005
Thanks Steve. I was starting to suspect we had been sold a pup.
Confusing thing is, I cannot find any reference to the Adaptec model
AIC-8110 as to what it actually is. Probably soem OEM chip. I assume
I will be speaking to the supplier. I was assured it was hardware
RAID. Life is a learning process.
So, it seems that software RAID is the only real choice with this
system. Anyone able to give me suggestions as to whether this is a
sensible option? The system will mainly be serving pages, not updating
does the linux software raid support hot swap? this hardware claims to
but not sure what happens if the raid is not enabled. It will be
running Debian Sarge 2.6 kernel.
Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>On Mon, 30 May 2005 18:35:48 +1000 Stephen Hodgman <steve at namsys.com.au> wrote:
>>We have a new 1U server unit here and I would like to install Debian
>>(sarge) onto it. the board has Adaptec hardware RAID on the SATA drives
>>(RAID-1) and I would like to use that.
>>I am using the latest netinstall of Sarge.
>>A 2.4 installation does not find the SATA drives. Not good.
>>A 2.6 kernel install sees two SCSI drives rather than one (i.e. it is
>>ignoring the hidden hardware mirroring).
>>SATA RAID is enabled in the BIOA and the BIOS loads and reports 1
>>logical unit. However, I suspect that linux is ignoring that....
>>Does anyone have suggestions as to how I can get the hardware RAID to work?
>>I dont really want to use software RAID.
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