[K12OSN] NOW SATA I hope

Liam Marshall lsrpm at mts.net
Fri Dec 10 17:50:48 UTC 2004

Ok, my local distributor has some reasonable prices on SATA drives now.

I am thinking to replace the old tired small non protected scsi drives with 
4 - 80GB SATA drives in either raid 5 or 10 configuration using a Promise 

I help someone setup a DELL server that came with a Promise controller 
(ATA) and it worked fine.  I actually used my burned discs of K12LTSP 4.0 
to install Linux on their machine, minus the LTSP part, just a server.

It worked.  During installation Core recognized the raided drives as a 
single scsi device, which is what linux does on a raaided IDE or ata 
system, right?

Anyway, I figure if it worked there it will work for me.  Only problem is I 
want to do this over Christmas holiday and transfer all from my old drives 
into the new drives.

I have no idea how to do that.  My 2 old scsi drives have partitions 
scattered across them.  /  (root) is by itself on one scsi drive, while 
/home /opt and the /swap partition are one another scsi drive.  I also have 
a cheap ide drive that has nothing on it but the boot partition.  I am 
assuming that can stay.  But how do I transfer the other partitions over to 
the new raided drives I will be installing, and then decommission the old 
drives in order to use the new?

If someone could point the way or help in this it would be great

More information about the K12OSN mailing list