RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks, and allows for disks to be linked in various ways. Common RAID setups in Ubuntu are a hardware RAID, FakeRAID and software RAID.

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How can I create a software RAID drive and install Ubuntu Desktop on that drive?

Since GParted does not support RAID, what tools can we use to create a RAID drive (0,1,5 etc) and then install Ubuntu onto that drive? Assume we are starting on fresh system with no OS.
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Install Adaptec RAID 6405 on Ubuntu 12.04 (3.13.0-37-generic)

I'm trying to install an Adaptec RAID controller on Ubuntu 12.04. So far, I've downloaded different versions of the driver, but executing the specified commands yields some errors. sudo dpkg -i ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Software RAID 10

I just set up Ubuntu 12.04.3 Server LTS with software RAID 10. Here's the steps I followed for setting up RAID: 1) Automatically partition one of the drives in order to determine the sizes of the ...
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How do I automount a fake raid?

Hardware Asus K8N4-E Deluxe Mobo Sil 3114 fake raid, onboard 2 Seagate 250 gb hd, hosting my /home A backup on a separate hard disk of /home What I have so far I've made the raid using the Sil ...
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GRUB could not find Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - RAID 0

I just purchased a new computer with two 256 GB SSDs configured in RAID 0. It came pre-installed with Windows 7, but I wanted at least one Linux distribution installed as well. So, I tried ...
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RAID 1 array not found in server installer

So I'm trying to install the last version of Ubuntu Server 11.10 64bits on my server ( replacing Windows Server 2008 completely ). Since I need more Sata ports, I bought a PCI Sata RAID Controller ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus Zenbook (RAID)

This machine have 2 128 GB SSD drives (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EPGHE0E/ref=twister_B00JYFOKKS). I managed to install Ubuntu with no problems on one SSD drive, but I am having following troubles ...
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How to setup a RAID Install with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have one pc that has two 120GB hard drives in it. There is currently no operating system installed in my PC. I want to install Ubuntu so it will see and use both hard drives for booting and storage ...
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App indicator for software RAID running degraded?

Anybody know of a Unity indicator that will indicate if any of my software RAID arrays are running in degraded mode? Really would be awesome...
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“Special device does not exist”

I have 3 hard drives in my machine. Two of them are 1TB drives with my old home partition on a software RAID1. I installed an SSD as a 3rd drive with a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 currently running. I now try ...
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Restoring GRUB2 on Software RAID 0 using LiveCD after Windows 7 wiped it

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. However, I need to install Windows 7 back, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. Right now, my partition on my Software RAID 0 looks like this: ...
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Is it normal that mdadm has to start from scratch when I restart my computer while it's rebuilding the third disk?

I've installed a RAID5 using mdadm yesterday. Since then it has been rebuilding. I just restarted my computer and it started rebuilding the RAID from scratch. (Had 60% before.) Is this normal or are ...
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/dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when I reboot and remove the media I get the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Correct way of RAID partitioning

This is a more theoretical question I ran into after I found out that it is possible with newer Kernels to create partitions on a RAID-volume. Since Grub2 it is possible to have /boot on a ...
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GRUB install fails on software RAID

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on two 30GB SSDs (OCZSSD2-1AGT30G) with an ASUS motherboard (ASUS DSBF-D). I tried installing on both of the drives separately and it seemed to work fine. The ...
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How to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 with mirror RAID?

I've now spent hours trying and failing to figure out how to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on my new desktop while setting up RAID as part of the installation. I tried following the following two ...
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How to remove swap from RAID1 Array?

Can anyone point in the right direction on how to remove SWAP out of a RAID1 configuration? According to the Ubuntu Advanced installation guide, here, it said to add swap to the raid but I am having ...
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How to access a fake raid?

I have a fake raid, which I wanted to access using mdadm /dev/md0 -A -c 128 -l stripe --verbose /dev/sda /dev/sdc which should be right, as far as I understand the man page. But I get the message ...
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Is a disk/ata timeout exception dangerous?

I have a few hard drives in mdadm RAID 5 configured to go to standby after a few minutes of inactivity. (Using hdparm.conf spindown_time.) At irregular intervals I get messages like these in dmesg: ...
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I've lost my MBR and now I can't boot

The other day I was doing my backups and I was looking for more space to store my videos. So I formatted one of my harddrives (I have 4 not counting the external I was backing up to), but this ...
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High CPU load, low core usage, (ECC) memory error in kernel

I am having a super weird behavior ... The CPU load of my computer goes through the roof (>4 on a 8core machine) but there is no process that is taking much CPU (see attached image) Though the 8 core ...
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MDADM RAID1 Home Server System disk error: incrementally starting raid arrays mdadm: Create user root not found

I'm not sure what else to check. Everything below looks sane to me but the system hangs on boot. This is a home server with four disks crammed into a Dell OP620. Each pair of disks are assembled as ...
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How do I set up RAID 1 on only a portion of my HDDs, post Ubuntu 14.04 installation?

I'm trying to set up a mirrored (RAID 1) "file cabinet" consisting of the remainder of sda, after "/" and swap have been set up and Ubuntu installed, plus the equal amount of Gb space on sdb, ...
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Installing problems with Dell Vostro 3460

I'm having problems installing 12.04 or 11.04 in a new Dell Vostro 3460. The issue becomes on the "Raid" performance that comes with the laptop, a 500GB HDD and a mini SATA 32GB SSD. With Windows ...
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Failed attempt to create software RAID1--repair or start over?

I've been attempting to set up a software RAID1 (mirror) under Ubuntu 15.04 on two identical 1 TB drives. Here are the bad instructions I followed. What follows is my documentation as it stands now: ...
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How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
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Hardware RAID 1 Problems

So yesterday, I had Ubuntu 12.04 on a 1tb standalone drive, and a hardware RAID 1 array of two 1.5tb drives. The RAID is setup in the BIOS, and has functioned as expected on Windows and on Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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How can I set up FakeRAID/SoftRAID using mdadm without losing data?

There is RAID0 of 2 drives connected through Silicon Image 3132 SATA SoftRAID controller. Under Windows it was partitioned as one dynamic GPT-disk having 4 TB NTFS volume. There is a lot of music and ...
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Driver hp raid controller b120i

I have a problem with a installation of ubuntu 12.04 server on HP SL4540 with raid controller b120i. Ubuntu during installation does not recognize the raid controller, and displays the disk ...
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Would Mdadm be faster than fake raid adapter?

I just bought myself 2 x 3tb wd red drives and a startech 4 port raid card . Unfortunately, I have a very, very strong suspicion that this is a 'fake-raid' card as it is not from any of the main ...
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SSH Commandline - Ubuntu x64 dedicated server raid-0 array creation LOG [ After reboot : Disk /dev/md127 doesn't contain a valid partition table ]

I followed this tutorial but failed as it seems, i tried for a couple times, here i throw the towel: ht-tp://www.rustyrazorblade.com/2012/07/setting-up-raid0-in-ubuntu-12-04-in-aws-high-io/ ...
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Is it possible to emulate a (windows) raid controller to recover a raid1 mirror?

So, Im gonna make a point to ask this question a couple of ways for the sake of wording, and how it might trigger a memory that someone might have experience. Heres what I have: 1. Two hard drives ...
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Hard time installing Ubuntu

I have a MSI GT780DXR that currently is booting windows 7. I've been trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu for some time now. Here's specs that I think would make a difference Windows 7 500GB*2 ...
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RAID 10 not being found by installer

I had ubuntu installed with raid 0 enabled. I have added 2 more disks went into the bios deleted and created a new raid setup using raid 10 (total of 4 disks now). However during install of ubuntu ...