From reading some forum posts it seems the only way I can get Slackware installed is by using mdadm. Open a terminal and type: Always when installing something of this magnitude make sure that you back up anything of importance. This is not true hardware raid Yeah I think that’s all you need to do.

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Intel Matrix ICH10R RAID Controller – How to Rebuild Array?

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Notes Cih10r Notes Ubiquity will fail when installing grub, and will not automatically add dmraid to the new installation. It only mirrors all data to the second disk.

RAID-5 Since version 8. If you install to the drives without this running you WILL have access to the section of the hard drive that the disk metadata is located on that the controller uses, and you can wipe it out or damage it, ruining your array. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


Jun 6, Posts: Multiboot configurations are common among users who need multiple operating systems available on the same machine.

Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is pinux disabled once you log in. I’ve never had the need for real hardware raid in anything other than heavily loaded servers with many hard disks.

Yeah I think that’s all you need to do. As you already format the partition in the step 6. Email Required, but never shown.

ICH10R RAID support in Ubuntu

This may have been some kind of error on my part. If anyone has anything to add, I’m all ears. Dell support was no help either, as they don’t support Linux.

GRUB2 linhx does not have the means to boot a fakeraid setup and is rumored to be fixed in time for Using cheap hardware raid under Linux is a bad idea. Currently writing this on a Virtually none of these are true hardware RAID controllers. That said, linux software raid is more robust and better supported and thus, recommended over fakeraid if you do not ich10e to dual boot with Windows. There is a bug in Ubiquity that ensures that when grub installation fails during install, some packages are left without files.


August 07, Has anyone had any experience with this?

I found the answer here: I am afraid that I am not one of them so can’t really offer much advice in that quarter. An easy solution is to install grub on linxu linux partition not the MBR. I had a mirrored set.

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I would love feedback as to the general functionality of that driver. If it’s just lunux possible I’d like to know so that I don’t sink more time into a lost cause. However, it’s after I set up the system. All times are GMT In case of a dual boot with Win7, grub may have some problem to launch windows.