New tool to activate ATARAID devices on Linux 2.6

Francesco Peeters Francesco at
Fri Jul 2 22:25:45 UTC 2004

Heinz Mauelshagen wrote:

>I'm pretty much up to speed implementing a tool "dmraid" (see design posting
>to linux-raid and linux-lvm), which is capable to activate various
>ATARAID sets on Linux 2.6 (eg, Promise FastTrak, Silicon Image Medley,
>Highpoint 45x) using device-mapper.
>I need help with these issues:
>o anyone who can send me Highpoint 37x metadata copies (sector 9 on each disk),
>  disk geometry and size in sectors of all drives involved ?
>o anyone have reengineered LSI MegaIDE / MegaRAID sw-RAID metadata yet
>  (last sector on each device) ?
>Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --
Does it have to be sector 9 of a *Linux* machine, or would secotr 9 of a 
windoze machine do the trick as well?
(I maintain - for my father's office -  a Win2k server with a HPT RAID 
based mirror pack. Although I do not know the exact model, and whether 
it'd work, I'd be willing to give it a shot for you if you could use the 
Windows sector...)


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