[CentOS] preferred software RAID 10?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Wed Jun 25 17:47:28 UTC 2008

Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> 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?
> -Ross
> ______________________________________________________________________
I didn't really specify any, cause I want to keep it purely software. 
Generally it would be on a generic PIV motherboard with 4 / 6 SATA, or 
even mixed SATA & IDE HDD's - all new, so at least 80GB per HDD


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
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