[plug] md raid with gparted

Adrian Woodley Adrian at Diskworld.com.au
Wed Mar 14 13:26:56 WST 2007

>From memory, gparted doesn't know about anything "flash", such as RAID
or LVM.

If you're looking to partition your RAID device, I suggest you look at
LVM2. Once you get your head around the layers (Physical Volume ->
Volume Group -> Logical Volume) its quite easy to use and very flexible.


On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 09:54 +0900, Steve Baker wrote:
> Hi PLUGgers,
> 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 array.
> 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.
> Any tips?
> Regards,
> Steve
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