[CentOS] preferred software RAID 10?

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Wed Jun 25 17:35:11 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:

> 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 
> "suggestions"
> 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?

What's the hardware setup?


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