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MX-17 RAID Installation

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MX-17 RAID Installation


Post by stroudmw » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:06 am

I'm trying to install MX-17 on a RAID 0 array. I live boot the system, and run sudo apt update followed by sudo apt install mdadm. Then: sudo mdadm --assemble -scan. All good, and my RAID disks are detected (MD125 "/", MD126 "/home" MD127 "/swap").

However, the only disk the installer sees is MD127: /swap. What am I doing wrong?

System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.13.0-1-686-pae i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17_386 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine: Device: desktop System: HP product: ProLiant ML110 G2 serial: N/A
Mobo: Wistron model: M81IXA v: 1 serial: N/A BIOS: HP v: 1.14 S date: 12/08/2005
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-MT-) cache: 1024 KB
clock speeds: max: 3199 MHz 1: 3199 MHz 2: 3199 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Rage XL PCI
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) driver: vesa Resolution: 1024x768@61.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 128 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:08:54:00:10:30
Card-2: Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:13:21:7c:7a:01
Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3250410AS size: 250.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3250410AS size: 250.1GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: TF10 size: 15.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 2.7G used: 304M (12%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID: Device-1: /dev/md125 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda2 sdb2
Device-2: /dev/md126 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda3 sdb3
Device-3: /dev/md127 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda4 sdb4
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 161 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 682.1/3413.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.53

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Re: MX-17 RAID Installation


Post by BitJam » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:18 am

I'm open to corrections but AFAIK, the installer is not designed to work with RAID.
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Re: MX-17 RAID Installation


Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:57 am

It's on the development list...
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
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Re: MX-17 RAID Installation


Post by stroudmw » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:34 am

That's a pity. Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora all support RAID. But I had been looking forward to MX-17. I've just learned that Sparky Linux has the same issue it seems, so you're not alone.

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