Bug 18459 - Not able to configure a RAID install
Not able to configure a RAID install
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 14180
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-10-05 15:08 EDT by Bob Bell
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-05 17:40:54 EDT
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Description Bob Bell 2000-10-05 15:08:52 EDT
I'm unable to set up software RAID during the install.  The Installation
Guide says I should be able to.  However, it shows a GUI install, whereas I
have a text-based NFS installation.  When I configure more than one device
in Disk Druid as RAID, it instead shows up with a partition type of
"Empty".  I am never given a chance to "Make RAID Device".  I've used fdisk
to set the partitions up manually and go back to Disk Druid, but I still am
never asked how I wish to configure the RAID setup.

Please fix this so I can do an RAID install!
Comment 1 Bob Bell 2000-10-05 15:31:29 EDT
For other similar references, checkout bugs 7428 and 7513
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-05 17:40:51 EDT
RAID is not supported in the text mode install currently.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 14180 ***
Comment 3 Bob Bell 2000-10-06 16:42:11 EDT
A couple of comments:
1) What is bug 14180?  All I get is "Permission Denied"
2) This has been requested for a long time, and the promise always seems to be
RSN...  This is a big item for some folks.
3) There needs to be some workaround, at least.  I'd happily use a graphical
install if necessary, but I need to install via NFS, and a GUI doesn't seem to
be available.

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