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RAID 10 options [Solved]

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RAID 10 options [Solved]

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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:22 pm

I got my new computer up and running but Gparted and the MX-18 installation can't find my 4TB hardware RAID 10. I am using virgin new unformated 2TB each HDDs for the RAID 10. Does anyone know how to get MX-18 or Gparted to detect the hardware RAID 10 drive? If not I hate to ask because I really prefer a hardware RAID array. Is there a software RAID 10 for Linux and if so what's it called and where I can get it?
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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:06 pm

I have edited my post to see if a software RAID array would be a better option. Are there any Linux RAID 10 array's?
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Post by gimcrack » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Mauser wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:06 pm
I have edited my post to see if a software RAID array would be a better option. Are there any Linux RAID 10 array's?
I don't know how RAID 10 works I found these links though.

https://www.tecmint.com/create-raid-10-in-linux/
https://www.howtoforge.com/install-ubun ... re-raid-10
https://www.slashroot.in/how-configure- ... id10-linux
http://xmodulo.com/setup-raid10-linux.html
https://www.pcgamer.com/how-set-raid-10 ... and-linux/
https://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html

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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:22 pm

gimcrack wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Mauser wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:06 pm
I have edited my post to see if a software RAID array would be a better option. Are there any Linux RAID 10 array's?
I don't know how RAID 10 works I found these links though.

https://www.tecmint.com/create-raid-10-in-linux/
https://www.howtoforge.com/install-ubun ... re-raid-10
https://www.slashroot.in/how-configure- ... id10-linux
http://xmodulo.com/setup-raid10-linux.html
https://www.pcgamer.com/how-set-raid-10 ... and-linux/
https://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html
Thanks. That's what I am afraid of. Looks like it's copy and past time. :(
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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:01 pm

This is a nightmare! :eek: I installed mdadm and there is no documentation at all on how to create a RAID 10 with it. :mad: Looks like I will have to try the other Giberish ways. :mad: All because Linux can't read from a hardware RAID 10. :soapbox:
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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 pm

Looks like none of those command line options work. :mad: If I disable RAID all 4 drives show up. When I enable RAID GParted becomes completely blind. Does anyone have any idea why GParted doesn't detect my hardware RAID 10?
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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by asqwerth » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

I think if you do a search of this forum, you'll find some posts of someone who had trouble booting into or installing MX due to some RAID setup.

Don't know if he ever succeeded.
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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 pm

I recall a note in the GParted manual about RAID. Think it works better with partitions that are aligned with MiB boundaries.
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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by BitJam » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:11 pm

Please post the output of:

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sudo lsblk -o name,maj:min,fstype,size,label 
If the RAID device shows up, make sure it is clear which one it is. If it doesn't show up, please let us know that. Also, the make and model info of the hardware RAID may be useful. Thanks!
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Re: RAID 10 options

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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 pm
I recall a note in the GParted manual about RAID. Think it works better with partitions that are aligned with MiB boundaries.
I even disabled the RAID and booted live and all 4 drives showed up in GParted. Then I formatted with MiB boundaries and ext4. I even rebuilt the RAID array after formatting. Then rebooted and re-enabled the RAID and all 4 drives disappeared and still don't show up. I tried everything I know and I even called ASUS support. I could start a new thread on them on them that would break the record on this forum.
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