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Offline stroudmw

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RAID Install
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:44:33 am »
I'm trying to install Sparky 5 Nibiru on a RAID 0 array. I live boot the system and run sudo apt update and sudo apt install mdadm. Then mdadm --assemble -scan. All good so far.
Whan I launch the installer, it doesn't see my RAID array. What am I doing wrong?

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System:    Host: live Kernel: 4.12.0-2-686 i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
           Distro: SparkyLinux 5 (Nibiru)
Machine:   Device: desktop System: HP product: ProLiant ML110 G2 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Wistron model: M81IXA v: 1 serial: N/A
           BIOS: HP v: 1.14 S date: 12/08/2005
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 3200 MHz 2: 3200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Rage XL PCI
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.3 )
           drivers: ati (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa) FAILED: mach64
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 128 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:08:54:00:10:30
           Card-2: Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
           IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 00:13:21:7c:7a:01
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3250410AS size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3250410AS size: 250.1GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Cruzer_Blade size: 15.7GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.7G used: 222M (13%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID:      Device-1: /dev/md125 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda2 sdb2
           Device-2: /dev/md126 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda3 sdb3
           Device-3: /dev/md127 - active raid: 0 components: online: sda4 sdb4
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 32 min Memory: 645.8/3414.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.45
live@live:~$

Offline pavroo

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:48:37 pm »
I am not sure that the Calamares supports RAID.
It's from September 17:
https://github.com/calamares/calamares/issues/806
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 02:56:37 pm by pavroo »
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Offline stroudmw

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 04:31:20 pm »
Fedora, Debian, and Ubuntu all support RAID. I was hoping that Sparky did too because I've heard good things about it.

Offline Capitain_Jack

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 05:14:06 pm »
I think Pawel meant that you need to run advanced-installer GUI or CLI (sparkylinux-installer) in order to install it into RAID, because the default Calamares GUI installer still not supporting it.
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Offline Capitain_Jack

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 05:15:47 pm »
Sparky did too because I've heard good things about it.
For sure if is Debian supported, than Sparky also support it because it's main repositories are the Debian ones. Welcome to Sparky, post your results after...
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Offline stroudmw

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 07:52:10 am »
I think Pawel meant that you need to run advanced-installer GUI or CLI (sparkylinux-installer) in order to install it into RAID, because the default Calamares GUI installer still not supporting it.

How do I launch an advanced installer? Debian's text installer would do nicely...

Offline stroudmw

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 07:59:11 am »
I found it:

sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
or sudo sparkylinux-installer

I'll try that later today and post my results.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 08:33:36 pm »
More info at

https://sparkylinux.org/wiki/doku.php/advanced_installer

text mode section. 

And when you report back with success (hopefully) please mark as solved. 
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Offline stroudmw

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 01:31:37 pm »
I tried it in text mode and it didn't work: the RAID disks were not listed as an option.

Offline Capitain_Jack

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Re: RAID Install
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 01:51:07 pm »
I tried it in text mode and it didn't work: the RAID disks were not listed as an option.
What driver is needed to run it? maybe you need to load and activate it, take a look here (if is a true RAID hardware, than is a little bit different):
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataRaid

Edit: Just talked to Pawel and he explained to me. Sparky is a live spin, and to be able to use RAID, you need a installer spin, so my suggestion is for you to download Debian non-free iso of your choice, install it, than add Sparky repository for that flavor (stable/testing/unstable) to be able to install Sparky selected software.

https://sparkylinux.org/wiki/doku.php/repository
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 03:00:48 pm by Capitain_Jack »
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