Adding LINUX to P4C800-E Dlx - Need HD Advice

kvives

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I need some advice about installing an additional drive in my system which I will use as a Linux partition.

I currently have a P4C800-E Dlx with 2 WD SATA Drives on the Promise connectors config'd as RAID0. I wish to add an additional drive to set up to boot into Linux (Debian flavor).

I want to avoid repartitioning my current RAID0 config. I was wondering if anyone had recomendations as to how best to do this. Options I'm considering are:

Adding a single IDE Drive
Adding a single SATA Drive to the ICH5R
Adding two SATA Drives to the ICH5R

My questions are:
Are there any problems running two separate RAID0 configs? Does anyone know if Linux will support this or if Linux will support SATA drives at all?

Thanks for your help.

 

jose

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What kernel will you be using ? I think you'll need 2.4.22+ to run the 865/875 chipset.

Regards,
Jose
 

kvives

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Thanks for your advice. I was originally going to use 2.2 for which is the default in the Debian woody package. I'll definitely look to using the the 3.4 kernel. Do you know if 2.4 supports multiple partitions on a 2 drive RAID?
 

jose

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No exp. w/ Debian. But RH7.3, 9.0, ENT 3.0 all work w/ multi partions on a Hardware based Mylex LSI raid controller.

Regards,
Jose