[CentOS] Dell mirror raid boot problems
Gregory P. Ennis
PoMec at PoMec.Net
Wed Apr 29 04:20:40 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 19:43 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
> Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> > To make things as clear as I can this is a DELL XPS Gen 2 Series a 32
> > bit machine using an i386 Centos OS 5.2 that was automatically upgraded
> > to 5.3 by yum.
> oh, we thought you said a SERVER, such as a Dell PowerEdge, so we went
> down the wrong bunnytrail :)
> "XPS Gen 2" could refer to either a Inspiron XPS laptop, or a desktop
> XPS Gen 2. If its a P4, then its likely the desktop, as the laptop
> used the Pentium-M.
> > The RAID controller appears to be on the mother board to me. The CPU is
> > an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz. BIOS version of A02.
> > In the bios I can turn on RAID on but when the system boots I get a grub
> > prompt. The only way to get the system to boot is to turn off the RAID
> > configuration and boot to one drive.
> > I have not seen anything regarding PERC. The SATA drives are connected
> > directly to the motherboard.
> > I have still not been able to make it work as RAID.
> > Thanks to everyone for your help. This is my first RAID controller.
> no, its not. its not a raid controller. its 'BIOS raid' aka 'fake raid'
> BIOS fake raid such as that isn't supported by Linux, instead, set the
> controller for JBOD/ATA mode, and use the built in MD driver mirroring
> in Linux.
> see the comments here under "SATA",
> the Inspiron XPS Gen 2 laptop has the same ICH6 southbridge IO chip as
> the Precision Workstation this page mentions, while the Desktop XPS Gen
> 2 had the previous version ICH5
Thanks much for your help. Sorry for the confusing information. My
plan is to use this desktop as a mail server.
Appreciate your help!!!!
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