Install FC2 on SATA RAID0 controller from Silicon Image

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at
Mon Dec 13 17:35:31 UTC 2004

Am Mo, den 13.12.2004 schrieb pouet pouet um 15:09:

> >Use Linux native software RAID (md) instead, it's fully supported
> >by the installer.

> right ! I'm afRAID it is the only way ;-p
> What I google is that silicon image do not provide a true hardware solution 
> but half-software raid instead ( normal with a 20$ chip ! )


> so that we need to provide an extra soft driver. the driver exists for this 
> controller and is provided  here: 
> and problems begin to get it work with installer!!!

As the readme says, "For discussions, questions, patches, enhancement
requests etc., please subscribe and mail to <ataraid-list at>.".
Search that list's archive for hints.

> will try with LVM but I think it is not possible configure the 2 disks as a 
> whole strip because boot disk could not be a raid device ?

Make /boot a single partition outside the LVM. Please see

> is it possible to slice the 1st disk with something like "/" and "swap" and 
> to aggregate the rest of the disk with the second one with LVM md device ?

LVM is no RAID. But you can combine both. The Fedora installer supports
this very easily. First create a single /boot partition. From the rest
of the disks you can create RAID arrays and upon that LVMs.


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