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Re: Recommended ATA-RAID controller ?



Should work!

I have two servers with a 7810 board (older model with 8 ports and RAID 0,1 and 10) running RedHat 7.3, everything installed directly on the RAID (8x120 GB stripe/mirror). My workstation at home has a GA7DPXDW with RedHat 8.0 and a 3Ware 7410, no problems during install, although I still have the boot and root partitions on a separate disk for security and /home, /usr and swap on the RAID (0) for performance.

A colleague has installed a RedHat 8.0 system on a server with the newer 7500 series, OS not installed on the RAID, but the RAID was immediately available during install, so I guess it's will install without any problems.

As an alternative, you could use the Promise ports as extra IDE controllers (change the jumper) and do Linux software RAID.

Good Luck !

On Thu, 2003-01-23 at 21:24, lloyd wrote:
On 23 Jan 2003 19:57:30 +0100
Karl Huysmans <karl huysmans chello be> wrote:

> Look at 3Ware.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Do you know if the red hat 8 installer will install onto the the 3Ware Escalade 70002?


> > I made the mistake of assuming that hardware raid was hardware raid, and bought a motherboard with on-board Promise Ultra ATA/133.
> > 
> > Live and learn - but now I'd like to get a true hardware RAID controller, and I'm hoping to get some guidance.  Any suggestions for a controller that the stock Red Hat 8 installer recognizes and installs onto, without any gymnastics required?
> > 
> > And - if anyone's feeling indulgent - any idea if it will be possible to boot off of this external controller?  The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-7DPXDW-P ATA 133 D.



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