I have inherited a 32 bit PC which has two SATA drives and a hardware RAID card setup for Raid 1 mirroring. The PC is empty and as I need a local server for some web development work I decided to install 12.04 Server on it. CD installing ok until I got to the drives part.
One or more drives containing Serial ATA RAID cofig found ... Activate Y/N?
Whether I select "Y" or "N" I end up in the Partition Disks menu.
- Configure LVM - Config Encrypted Vol - Config iSCSI vol - RAID 1 device #126 - 78.2 Gb Software RAID device - #1 78.2 GB - 512.0 B unusable - RAID 1 device #127 - 4.1 Gb Software RAID device - #1 4.1 GB - 512.0 B unusable
Which I presume is telling me I have SoftwareRaid from a previous incarnation - and I don't want it. But I don't seem to be able to get rid of it. All I can do in the "#1" options is erase all data - which I have done.
I read somewhere that I can only remove the software RAID by booting with Live CD and doing it from there .. I tried (32 bit 12.04.3 CD) but as soon as I go into the "Try Ubuntu" I get a million error messages flying past .. unable to find directory/file combinations till it hangs.
So where from here?