[CentOS] preferred software RAID 10?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Wed Jun 25 17:24:52 UTC 2008

Hi all

I'm looking at setting up software RAID 10, using CentOS 5.1 x64 - what 
is the best way todo this?

I'm reading some sources on the internet, and get a lot of different 

1 suggestion says to boot up with a Live CD like Knoppix or 
SystemRescueCD, setup the RAID 10 partitions, and then install Linux 
from there.
2. Another is to setup a small RAID 1 on the first 2 HDD's, install 
Linux, bootup, and then setup the rest as RAID 10

The others didn't really make sense to me, so how do I actually do this?

And then, how do I setup the partitioning? Do I setup /boot on a 
separate RAID "partition"? If so, what happens if I want to replace the 
1st 2 HDD's with bigger ones?


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux

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