This might be a bit of an obvious thing to all the Linux Gods, but since I’ve only used linux for a few hours in my life, I’m practically a linux newbie.
I’ve been trying to install a new Debian3 (current distro) to a striped array, but when I try to get it recognise the raid array, it doesn’t seem to recognise the drivers on the disc.
I have two files ITERAID.O & ITERAID.SMP (from the manufacturers Debian driver set) which are in the root directory of an MSDOS formatted disc.
Instructions indicate that they should be in the root directory, but it doesn’t specify whether Linux has a proprietary Floppy disc format, or is compatible with dos/fat16 format floppy discs.
I have 20GB of unpartitioned space with Linux’s name on it, well not really, but it will when I can get Linux to find the array.
What can you suggest?
I’d install Linux to a standalone disc, but I’d like a performance comparison between windows and linux, and installing Linux on a standalone, and windows on striped raid, it just wouldn’t be fair
Besides the standalone has approx 80GB of downloads/mp3/movies/etc on a secondary partition which I use for storage, and I only have a 2GB partition which could be used for linux, severely limiting what I can do with it.
Any sensible suggestions?