Ubuntu – Setting Up RAID During 13.04 Install


I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop on RAID 5, but I can't figure out how to do it.

I have read that it can be done during the install, though I haven't found a good explanation of how it is done. I saw something about using LVM and the 'physical volume for RAID' options, but I can't find the 'physical volume for RAID' in the list of options for the new partition.

I found this installation guide , but none of the RAID options can be found. Does anyone have a screen shot or something that might help me? Thanks in advance!

Best Answer

I'm not able to test these steps to be able to verify 100%.

I think the way you can accomplish it, is by booting from the Ubuntu 13.04 DVD, or USB flash drive, and choosing try Ubuntu. Once the desktop comes up, then just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo -i

This saves you from having to type 'sudo' in front of every command. Then, start 'cfdisk' with the device name of the first harddisk:

cfdisk /dev/sda

Install mdadm and configure the RAID array.

To complete the setup, and for more information, and detailed steps click here or here.


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