[plug] md raid with gparted
steve at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 14 09:54:41 WST 2007
I have a Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) system with 2 x SATA drives (/dev/sdc and
/dev/sdd) that I have RAID-1'd with mdadm. I created unformatted
primary partitions on each disk, and told mdadm to create the raid using
/dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdd1. The device /dev/md0 is there, and mdadm tells
me it is happily building the raid.
The problem I have is that the gparted program doesn't see the raid
device /dev/md0, it only shows me the individual sdc and sdd devices. I
can work around this by using fdisk or parted and telling it to look
specifically at /dev/md0, but I am interested in why gparted doesn't see
The drives are connected to a Silicon Image 3112-based fakeraid
controller. I get the impression that dmraid can use the built-in
fakeraid, but I saw a post saying that md is better so I'm using that.
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