I am trying to install the latest release (10.04) of Ubuntu server. Hardware is a brand new HP Proliant DL380 G6 with four SAS hard drives at 146 GB each. I want to run RAID5 or similar with one spare disk.
Since linuxinstallations are not my best area of knowledge I got stuck.
First attempt I just run the installation, choosed the 440 GB harddrive in the partitioning part of setup for installation and went on. All went fine until setup was done and server rebooted, it then stopped without any message in the beginning then trying to find bootable devices (I.e., it did not find the Ubuntu installation at all I think).
So after some reading I decided to go for software raid. I went into disk manager at BIOS (F8) and deleted the array so that I should be presented with four 146 GB disks during setup. At least I thought. In the config application in BIOS the array was deleted and it says: "No arrays definied".
This time, at the partitioner during installation, still only one disk shows up. I'm trying to give you a "screen dump" of the partitioner screen in the code section below.
Since it still tells me the disk is 440 GB (raid5 with 3 units x 146 GB) there are three cause for this:
1 I failed to delete the array in the BIOS setup of raid array
2. Ubunbu installation has automatically created it for me (hardware raid)
3. Ubunbu installation "guess" I want i RAID5 with 3 units and have already done it for me with software raid.
Please guide me in the right direction.
Configure software RAID
Configure the logical volyme manager
Configure excrypted volymes
Configure iSCSI volumes
SCSI.CCISS (-,0,0= (cciss/c0d0) - 440.3 GB Compaq Smart array
pri/log 440,3 GB FREE SPACE
SCSI3 (0,0,0 (sda) - 4.0 GB Kinston DataTRaveler 2.0
#1 primary 4.0 GB B Fat32