Beginner Installation Question

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Beginner Installation Question

Postby ecgreg » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:44 pm


I've been looking at Amahi for over a year and finally decided to pull the trigger since one of my NAS units is starting to fail.

I am building a new server based on an Intel atom D510 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive and a case that can hold up to three hard drives.

I'd like to set this up as a RAID 1 array using 2 1 TB hard drives (1 new one and 1 from the NAS that I'm going to reformat). My problem is that my motherboard has only two SATA connections, and I'm not sure if I can set up a RAID array after the initial installation as I need to use one of the SATA connections for the DVD-ROM.

I've looked at alternative installation methods which differ from the "recommended" method. If I use an external DVD that is connected via USB, is that the same as using a USB stick based installer?

Can I set up a RAID array after Fedora is installed?

Thanks for any help! I can't wait to get my Amahi server up and running!


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Re: Beginner Installation Question

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:57 am


Check out the raid page in the wiki. As for the DVD drive, although it is connected USB, it should still be recognized as a normal drive. I would think install would work fine.
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Re: Beginner Installation Question

Postby morewen » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:41 am

hi ecgreg,

do you use a board with Realtek RTL8111DL? did it work out of the box with fedora? if not what driver did you use?

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sebastian (who ordered an Intel® D510MO for his first non VMWare Amahi yesterday)

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