[CentOS] RAID 1 Post Install

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Tue Dec 2 18:38:52 UTC 2008


Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Does this "Silicon Image SATA controller" not include Hardware RAID by 
> chance? 

Silicon Image... good old Fake RAID.

To use the Silicon Image Fake RAID you will need to reboot and enter the 
Silicon Image BIOS, where you can configure the RAID settings there.  
Once the RAID is initialized, then you can format it within the OS.

I would recommend against this though.  You should use mdadm as 
recommended previously, as Linux Sofware RAID beats out Fake RAID in 
compatibility, portability, and performance.

As far as a GUI partitioner, other than the Disk Druid when only appears 
during installation, I haven't found any that are included in the CentOS 
repositories.

You might want to try:
 * gparted (Gnome Partition Editor) [1]
 * qtparted (Graphical frontend for parted) [2]

Both of which you can obtain the RPMs from DAG.

Kenneth


[1] http://dag.wieers.com/packages/gparted/
[2] http://dag.wieers.com/packages/qtparted/





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