My PC has 6 drives.
/dev/sddare 750Gb SATA drives. Each drive has one partition filling the complete drive (
/dev/sdd1). These partitions have data on from my previous installation of Ubuntu 12.04.
/dev/sdjis a 73GB SAS drive. It has 2 partitions:
/dev/sdj1for the OS and
/dev/sdiis a 73GB SAS drive which is currently unused but will eventually be a RAID1 array with
All partitions are EXT4 (except for the swap).
I am trying to install 13.04 from a Live CD. It boots and I select
Try Ubuntu. I then get a terminal window and install mdadm. I follow this with
mdadm --assemble --scan which creates
[Gparted now shows an array called
/dev/md1 with a single partition called
/dev/md1p1 and I can mount
/dev/md1 on /mnt and see my data (after which I umount it). However when I am installing (see below) the partition on array
/dev/md1 is shown as
I then close the terminal window and run the install. When I get to the choice of what I want to do I chose "Something Else". I change
/dev/md1 (the partition) to EXT4, mount point
/home and NO format. I change
/dev/sdj1 to EXT4, mount point
/ and format. I select
/dev/sdj for boot loader.
All appears to work fine and I reboot when asked. However, all is not fine! Ubuntu starts to load but gives me the message
the disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present. My options are to Continue to Wait (for ever), Skip mounting (which brings up a login prompt but when I login it returns me to the login prompt) or Manual recovery (which drops me into a shell where I try to install/load mdadm but can't as mdadm, and postfix cannot be authenticated and if I press on regardless it fails saying
"Something wicked happened resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System Error)"