Re: FC on ASUS SLI Deluxe for AMD64 X2
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Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
On Tuesday 28 February 2006 08:51am, Boris Devouge wrote:Mcguffey, David C wrote:Just finished building a dual boot workstation using the ASUS SLI Deluxe, an AMD64 X2 4200, 4 GB of RAM, two 250 GB SATA in RAID 0 using the onboard Nvida raid contoller, and an ATI Radeon X850 XT PCI-E video card. Based on prior guidance to install Windows first on a dual-boot system, Win XP 64 bit is installed and running A-OK on a 250 GB partition. Next step is to install FC4 or FC5 (preferably FC5) on the remaining 250 GB of unpartitioned space. Anything I need to be aware of before I start this process? Win XP 64required a special Nvida RAID driver as part of the install process. Will FC4/5 recognize the existing Nvida stripe RAID, or will I have to dosomething special during the install? Dave McGuffey Principal Information Assurance Engineer / ISSE SAIC IISBU, Columbia, MDAs far as I am aware, the nvidia sata raid is one of those false hardware raid ( really a software raid ) and it does require a special driver ( windows only ) to pick up the logical volume information defined on the array.No, it's not windows only.I have a co-worker who has an nVidia Fake-RAID (a.k.a. FRAID) equipped motherboard who has been using the dmraid stuff in FC5 test releases. There have been some problems (see the thread: [ http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-February/msg01007.html ]), but it's getting closer.
You are completely right about the dm-raid stuff, the _only_ quite important issue, is that anaconda does not pick up the dmraid stuff yet ( in stable RHEL / FC, test releases, as you stated, are working towards this), therefore, if he has a raid 0 configured under windows, i can't see anyway where he will be able to write to that logical volume at install.
More information is available there: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html#nvidiaI didn't have time to look at this, so I have no comment on it.On FC/RHEL, the system will see 2 separate drives instead of the raid 0 you defined using the raid bios utility. So you can use software raid but it will hose your window installation.I can not comment authoritatively, as I do not have one of these FRAIDs. However, I do not think this statement is accurate if you are using the dmraid support, but it probably is in the described setup.Hope this helps.Me too.
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