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From: Scott Seekamp <sseekamp@...>
Subject: Re: hardware raid
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 11:30:12 -0600
I wouldn't say  it's useless  -  you can boot to the RAID array but only as 
individual drives. Then you can LVM the rest of the drives together into a 
semi-software RAID configuration if you like. I have heard rumors of people 
getting it to boot from a real array but all I have read says it won't work. 
the SRM console sees a bunch of drives and tries to boot from one of them. 

This is my solution which may or may not work in your situation. I bought a 
stand-alone 9GB SCSI drive brand new for $19 online - that is my boot drive. 
Then I put my Mylex card in a windows box and created the array witth the Dos 
tools. Moved card back to Alpha and set up under linux. Everything is good.


On Sunday 05 October 2003 10:12 am, jwsacksteder@... wrote:
> Supposing the 230/plus is useless to me, what RAID controllers are
> supported in linux or booting on alpha platforms?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Seekamp [mailto:sseekamp@...]
> Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 12:37 AM
> To: gentoo-alpha@g.o
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] new difficulties
> On Saturday 04 October 2003 10:33 pm, Scott Seekamp wrote:
> > I can vouch for that - I have a Mylex 960 which linux supports but there
> is
> > no way to get the RAID working properly or boot to it. If you can set up
> > the array on another machine and then move it over you should be able to
> > use it as secondary storage.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > On Saturday 04 October 2003 10:08 pm, jwsacksteder@... wrote:
> > > Ok, progress is being made on my install. I now have to cope with the
> > > 230/plus raid controller  that is the primary boot device. My
> > > understanding is that it is a digital-rebranded mylex controller that
> > > is not supported under linux. Apparently it can't be flashed up to a
> > > recent firmware either. Is this still the case as far as anyone knows?
> > >
> > > Does anyone have one of these?
> > >
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