[LUNI] Re: Installing Debian on brand new dell dimension 9200
fred at ontosys.com
Wed Aug 22 13:41:14 CDT 2007
On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 11:48:36AM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> Unfortunately Ubuntu seems
> to have a hard time with setting up the Raid + LVM. Doing the manual
> config takes a long time. It seems to hang throughout the process of
> definign the LVGs.
I recently installed Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" on an older Dell server
(630?) and there was a point early in the installation procedure where
it seemed to hang. I walked away and left it and sometime within a
half hour or so it managed to proceed. The long delay happened at a
time when the installer could have been looking to see how the disks
are partitioned. I wasn't installing LVM or RAID at the outset but I
have some existing LVM LVs on the disks involved. I suspect that the
installer was particularly confused by a removable MO disk unit that
I've got on my SCSI chain.
P.S. The PATA disk driver in Ubuntu 6.* names all the drives, SCSI
and IDE, with names like /dev/sd*. Now THAT was a head-scratcher for
a while -- "what happened to my IDE drives, and what are all these
extra SCSI drives?".
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