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RAID 10 options [Solved]

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asqwerth
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Re: RAID 10 options [Solved]

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Post by asqwerth » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 pm

Where a storage device is larger than 2 TB, you have to use GPT partition table. Which may bring with it issues if you use legacy MBR booting.

I got around it by having my smaller SSD be the boot device. So it uses legacy MBR, with old school msdos partition table. Main controlling grub resides there. The partitions containing most of my distros are on a large 3 TB HDD with gpt partition table.

As far as distros are concerned, I'm on MBR boot.
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Re: RAID 10 options [Solved]

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Post by Mauser » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Where a storage device is larger than 2 TB, you have to use GPT partition table. Which may bring with it issues if you use legacy MBR booting.

I got around it by having my smaller SSD be the boot device. So it uses legacy MBR, with old school msdos partition table. Main controlling grub resides there. The partitions containing most of my distros are on a large 3 TB HDD with gpt partition table.

As far as distros are concerned, I'm on MBR boot.
I did use gpt, but when I tried to format the drive there was a size limitation which is why I had to format the drive in two. This is due to the RAID 10.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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