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From: "Martijn Heemels" <martijn@...>
Subject: installing Gentoo for Alpha on LVM and software Raid?
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 01:14:03 +0200
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<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hello 
people,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>I received an 
Alphaserver 800 5/500 from a friend and want to install Gentoo on 
it.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>The box has 4 SCSI 
harddisks in it, and I would like to create a Software-Raid5 for the / 
partition. The /boot partition will receive it's own Raid1.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>On this Raid5 I want 
to use LVM (or LVM2) to create partitions. There are plenty howto's that 
describe such a process.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>So,&nbsp;I started 
by downloading the Gentoo for Alpha 2005.1 Universal disc and can boot 
succesfully from it. However, I was a bit surprised to find no userspace tools 
for Raid or LVM2 on the disc. None of the commands I find in howto's on the net 
seem to be available.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>'modprobe raid5' 
reveals that the modules are available although I haven't tried the dm-mod 
modules (for LVM2). All the tools needed to actually create and maintain both 
the Raid and the LVM are not present. I seem to remember the 2005.0 disc had at 
least the Raid tools, although the SCSI driver locked up on me a under load. 
Seeing that the error messages on bootup have disappeared on 2005.1 I want to 
give it another try.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>I'm relatively 
experienced with Gentoo x86 but am just finding my way around an 
Alpha.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Do any of you use a 
similar setup, or have any tips on how to get the necessary tools? 
</FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>It seems 
strange that the Alpha cd doesn't have these tools, while many other archs do 
have them, especially since the Alpha is well suited to be a 
server.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Any 
ideas?</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=796185522-13102005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thanks, 
Martijn</FONT></SPAN></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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