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 to setup Ubuntu using raid 5 [duplicate]

I would like to set up a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04 instaled. I would like to use raid 5. Where can find info on hownto do this? Thanks for any help. Willie
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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how to modify fstab for windows ntfs drive, and removing RAID

I am trying to automatically mount 2 drives that have been previously formatted in windows and have all my research (so I am trying to tread carefully), but running into some questions. The HD are ...
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multiple /home mountpoints

I have 5 hard drives 1.5TB and 4-750's. What I want to do is make the 4-750's into a raid10. I already have a /home mountpoint on the 1.5TB drive. I want to use the raid as DATA only no OS stuff at ...
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How can I install Ubuntu Server on a pre-configured RAID configuration?

I recently came into possession of an IBM xseries 346 server with 4 SCSI drives in some RAID configuration. The server doesn't boot so I thought I would install Ubuntu server (12.04) on it, but when ...
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How to install ubuntu on a raid 5 array using mdadm

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (not server), I have 4 empty hard drives (/dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, /dev/sdd), each 150 gb and /sdd is 160 gb and I have a Live USB. I want to install Ubuntu on a ...
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Can I create partitions and encrypt a couple of them for ubuntu 12.04.2 installation???

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2. I have onboard RAID with 2 identical solid state drives bought at the same time and that's ok, because ubuntu recognizes them as one disk. However, I want to ...
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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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Installing Xubuntu with RAID 1

I need help installing Xubuntu, I've just set up a RAID 1 array via the built in Intel RAID controller. When I go to install it, the partition wizard doesn't see my array.
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Raid Issues Cannot Boot and Getting Superblock Errors

I am getting the errors below. How do I get the RAID array fixed. I'd like to get it mounted via the live cd that im booted into as well. Just so I can backup a few items. My setup boots from the RAID ...
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how do I set permissions in a RAID 1data hard drive?

I just set up 2 data HD on RAID 1 in Ubuntu 12.04 (soft-raid), they are ext4. However I can't figure out how to remove permissions on these drives to read and write. I tried using sudo chmod ugo+wx ...
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SparesMissing event on /dev/md0

I had to smother a server a couple days ago and it caused my RAID 1 to mark a drive as dirty and it was taking FOREVER so i used mdadm to mark the dirty drive as faulty. I did this because i had to ...
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Non Bootable system -> Ubuntu is installed fine but it doesn't boot!? [closed]

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and I am trying to make it a web server. I have tried installing the Ubuntu server 13.04 and Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have had no luck. The only thing that works is the ...
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How to make the Ubuntu installation process recognize RAID administered volumes (dual boot windows 8 on a system with ssd cache)?

I am trying to make a dual boot ubuntu/win8 on my new laptop, that came with a pre-installed windows 8. After leaving some 300 Gb unpartitioned space in Windows I created a live USB and booted it on ...
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How do I install Grub on what I believe is a RAID setup?

I have an older desktop computer with two hard drives that do not have the /dev/sda format so from my research I see, I'm dealing with a fakeraid or RAID setup. I have run the Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Ubuntu on a fakeRAID

How do i install Ubuntu alongside windows and if possible on the second drive of a computer with fakeRAID (im new to linux so if you got answers please keep them simple) Additional info: i am on RAID ...
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Add additional drives to existing raid 1 mirror to expand storage space (Mirrored JBOD)

I hope you can help me out. First to qualify this, I am not the most linux savy, so please don't bash me if I say something stupid :) I have a media/file server built on 12.04 with two 3TB drives in ...
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Stuck starting cups-browsed

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell XPS630i with no success. There's two problems: bootloader does not install via ubuntu installer. Resolved this with the help of repair-boot. Mentioning ...
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I have tried to install ubuntu in my HP Proliant ML350e Gen8 Raid 5 server

I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Proliant ML350e Gen8 Raid 5 server. While installing, it produced a fatal error on my monitor. Please note I have bought 3 servers in the same ...
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Server - Ubuntu 11.10 Raid1 - Drive Failure - Remaining drive has Bad Blocks

Ok, I have a Ubuntu 11.10 Server 64-bit. It was setup with a Raid1 /dev/md0. /dev/sda1 failed completely. /dev/sdb1 is still there and booted as a degraded array. I shutdown the server to remove ...
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RAID 5 Inactive at boot - error: found two disks with the index 1 for RAID md/0

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with this kernel: 3.2.0-49-generic #75-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 18 17:39:32 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have a raid 5 array composed of 3 hard drives and suddenly, ...
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How do I migrate to a RAID10 array without losing data

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, OS is installed on a small SSD so that should not be an issue when modifying the RAID array(s). I currently have four 2TB WD Caviar Green drives that I would like get ...
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raid1 array starts with 1 active drive after reboot

I have a RAID1 array from a previous system I would like to connect to my ubuntu 10.04 system. The array was made using Debian and consists of 2x1TB disks. It's a software raid made using mdadm. I ...
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Which file system supports RAID and is mature enough for a media server?

I am planning on setting up a home media machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04 (please let me know if this makes a difference). I have 4 hard drives and I am looking for a file system that supports ...
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Guidance please - RAID1 archtecture questions

I am in the process of setting up a HP proliant server with dual 2tb drives in a RAID1 configuration. I will be running Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS. Ubuntu will run on a separate disk either USB stick or ...
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MDADM - Degrading when copying files to share

We have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server which is configured with a 2 disk software 1 RAID (mdadm). The disks are 3TB and partitioned with a 1MB GPT partition and with the remaining assigned to the RAID. ...
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Existing Ubuntu Server Installation 13.04 and want to add two new HDD and have it seen as i partition

i am a newbie to linux and came from a windows environment. recently a colleague installed Ubuntu server 13.04 on a machine, initially with a 500GB HDD, but it turned out that the server supplier ...
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Ubuntu Server RAID Failure

I have a home server with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS installed. The server has 5 x HDD - 1 x 80GB for the OS, and 4 x 1TB configured into software RAID 5. About few weeks ago during boot-up, I was ...
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Install ubuntu in Toshiba u845w-s400

Someone can help me to install ubuntu 13.04 on a toshiba laptop u845w-s400, when I try to install ubuntu using a live usb, they not recognice any hdd to install it, I have understood that this laptop ...
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Can't access Intel Matrix Raids

I created 2 Intel Raid Array's using the Option Rom version 12.6. First one is Raid 0, the 2nd is Raid 5. Everything works in windows, and Intel RST verification reports it's initialized and no ...
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Restore software RAID 0

My hard drive stopped working, where I had Ubuntu 13.04 installation. After changing the drive, I did a new Ubuntu 13.04 installation. Nothing else is changed. Previously I had software Raid 0 on two ...
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Setting up Cluster Configuration using an existing web server as a Primary Node?

We currently have a Primary node, which resides in the US within a Datacenter, but we are going to be using this for all serious bandwidth and resource intensive websites, and through a configuration ...
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problem booting with failed software RAID 1

I have been experimenting with a software RAID 1 installation of ubuntu 12.04 LTS in virtualbox, but am having some issues here. What I basically did: 2 disks in RAID 1. Both disks contain a ...
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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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Raid superblock missing on single parition. Recovery needed!

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the first drive, mount it ...
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MDADM Raid Array Fails to Mount On Startup, OK on Dynamic Access

First off, thanks for taking a look - I've tried to tackle this problem more than once to no avail. The long and the short of the back-story (though I can't recall specifics because it's literally ...
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Creating a logical volume prior to installing ubuntu?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an out-of-the-box IBM Server x3650 M4. Basically, since it's using a M5110e RAID controller, it doesn't detect the hard disks, as the certification page says: ...
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RAID1 array lost after upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04

I had a working Ubuntu 11.10 with / on an SSD (/dev/sdc) and /home on a software RAID1 array that resided on two partitions on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (identical drives), respectively. This was set up ...
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Installing 13.04 Server on Hardware raid 0. Fails to install grub on /dev/mapper

I am installing 13.04 Server using guided setup. It is going on a hardware raid 0. Everything is working swell until I get to where I need to install grub. It gives examples of /dev/sda and /dev/sdb ...
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Can't mount btrfs on boot [duplicate]

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 (with a 3.8.13 kernel) that fails to boot if I include in /etc/fstab a mount point for a btrfs volume: /dev/sda3 /home btrfs ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Proliant, RAID/Disk P212

Helo, I´m trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server on HP Proliant DL 120, G7, with P212 Smart Array. It doesn´t recognize the disk, no matter the SATA Configuration o BIOS (Legacy, AHCI Mode). I´ve ...
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RAID 5 array mdadm add command no response

On ubuntu server, I have a software RAID 5 array, four 2TB drives. One of the drives died, I sent it in and got a replacement. I put the replacement in my server, used an sfdisk command to set the ...
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How to re-add accidentally removed hard drive in RAID5

I have a NAS on Ubuntu Server with 4 2TB hard drives in RAID 5. A couple of weeks ago, one of the hard drives died, but my RAID was working, although degraded. Luckily it was still under warranty and ...
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Having trouble with HighPoint RAID Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am building a storage server with the following components: U-NAS NSC-800 Server Chassis ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5" 32 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASUS ...
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Tweaking recommendations for SMC2108 / LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID adapter

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 RAID Controller: MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i MySQL: 5.5.31-ubuntu Related post: ...
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How to achieve a partial RAID in preseed partitioning recipe?

I'm trying to create a RAID partitioning recipe in my preseed file such that the root, boot and swap partitions are RAIDed (using RAID 10 across 4 disks) but the remaining space on each of the disks ...
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Connction to localhost:7373 refused using ATTO ConfigTool v4.1

I am battling a connection refused to localhost for a few days. I installed ATTO ConfigTool (used with their RAID controllers) v4.1 on the latest Ubunto. I ran all the updates. The ATTO Config Tool ...
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mountall problem on RAID

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 with a software RAID 1 and had to run boot-repair to make the system bootable. Now everything seems to be ok except that it throws following warnings during each ...
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Installing 13.04 alongside Windows 7 with RAID already in place

I have two different RAID arrays on my system already in place, 3 60GB SSD's in RAID 0, and 2 1TB HDD's in RAID 0. I installed Raring on the SSD array in a separate partition I created in GPART, but ...
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How to setup Ubuntu on a Motherboard Raid, no alternate image

This is something that took me an extraordinary amount of time to iron out, and the literature is distributed over several websites. I also didn't like the idea of doing it through the alternate CD, ...