|Randy Schmidt on 20 Sep 2006 13:01:15 -0000|
I am currently putting together a RAID5 with 4 300 gig disks. I installed everything, created the raid in the RAID card bios, zeroed it out, compiled the drivers in ubuntu 6.06, inserted the module, and created a partition that was the whole drive (900 gigs). Here are some issues I am having:
1. I go to create the filesystem with "sudo mkfs.ext2 -j /dev/sdb1" and it starts to write the inode tables like normal, but it takes forever! it got about 1/6 of the way through in ~24 hours. I didn't think this was normal since it takes approximately 5 minutes for a 300 gig drive. The machine it is on is a P4 2.4 ghz processor with 1 gig of ram.
2. When I "sudo insmod hpt374.ko" to insert the module, it works, but when I restart it isn't there. There has to be a way that I insert it permanently but I haven't figured it out. Does anybody know?
3. Should I use a different filesystem then ext3? I was thinking about using XFS but I don't really have a reason for switching unless someone can give me one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you! -- Randy Schmidt email@example.com 267.334.6833 ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug