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Old 10-01-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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I figure I'll have more than one stupid question, so I'll just start a thread.

Today's: How do you know that you have a RAID (a BIOS RAID, I think it would be) that's working? There are two HDs installed, but the PC only reports one?
system: ABIT IC7G Max II Advance (Canterwood socket 478 P4)
RAID controller, onboard: SiI3112 (Silicon Image Products)
OS: OpenSUSE 12.2

The PC BIOS sees two identical HDDs. I enabled RAID 1 (that's mirrored drives.) The SUSE installer definitely saw two identical HDDs. I had a Linux driver for the Sil3112 that came with a PCI Sil3114 RAID card that I bought, and apparently both Win7 and SUSE 12.2 will accept that as suitable for this old motherboard from 2003, lol.

I figured out how to install Nvidia drivers AND get the Brother MFC-7360N network printer function working. Not too bad for a total Linux beginner. :-) SUSE keeps telling me that the scanner part isn't supported, even though it installed the Brother4 driver. I am hoping it changes its mind overnight. LOLOLOLOL

SUSE now reports that I have one HD, formatted ext4.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I've never done RAID on Linux, but I don't see how it would be any different from Windows.

Hardware based raid should hide the fact that there is a second drive from the OS, since the hardware does all of the work.
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