Fedora 8 x86-64 and NVRAID
brianchad at westnet.com.au
Fri Feb 22 01:56:17 UTC 2008
Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> A couple months ago, I reinstalled Windows XP Pro and Fedora 8 on my
> machine which has the Asus M2NBP-VM CSM motherboard featuring NVidia's
> NForce 430B chipset. I have a primary boot drive that is not a part of
> the raid but which boots both WinXP and Fedora just fine, and I have a
> RAID 1 set up with two 100 GB drives, formatted with NTFS.
> Now, under Windows I have MediaShield installed and running which
> allows me to check the RAID status, but Windows has always treated the
> two drives in the array as a single device even during installation.
> Fedora, on the other hand and despite what I've read, is showing the
> two individual volumes and mounts both automatically. I can read and
> write to either volume separately, but when I boot into Windows I
> sometimes lose data because the drives weren't in sync. This is my
> first experience with a RAID setup, and I'm not sure what I need to do
> to get Fedora recognizing the RAID properly. I did some searching
> before this post, and it seems that other people using FC6 were
> surprised at the fact that Fedora "just worked" and only mounted their
> arrays as a single volumes.
> Did I miss something? Any ideas what I can do to remedy this situation?
its probably BIOS assisted RAID, aka fakeRAID ... Fedora doesnt support it.
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