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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml,v 1.10 2004/09/25 12:38:50 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml,v 1.11 2005/01/24 08:13:25 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">
6<title>Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips &amp; Tricks</title> 6<title>Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips &amp; Tricks</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 8 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
15submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes. 15submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>1.6</version> 20<version>1.7</version>
21<date>September 25, 2004</date> 21<date>2005-01-24</date>
22 22
23<chapter> 23<chapter>
24<title>Introduction</title> 24<title>Introduction</title>
25<section> 25<section>
26<title>Preliminary</title> 26<title>Preliminary</title>
93<p> 93<p>
94When you partition your disks, make sure that your partitions use <c>fd</c> 94When you partition your disks, make sure that your partitions use <c>fd</c>
95(Linux raid autodetect) as Partition Type instead of <c>83</c> (Linux native). 95(Linux raid autodetect) as Partition Type instead of <c>83</c> (Linux native).
96You can alter the partition type using the <c>t</c> command in <c>fdisk</c>. 96You can alter the partition type using the <c>t</c> command in <c>fdisk</c>.
97</p> 97</p>
98
99<p>
100Now before we start creating the RAID arrays, we need to create the metadevice
101nodes:
102</p>
103
104<pre caption="Creating metadevice nodes">
105# <i>mknod /dev/md0 b 9 0</i>
106# <i>mknod /dev/md1 b 9 1</i>
107# <i>mknod /dev/md2 b 9 2</i>
108</pre>
98 109
99<p> 110<p>
100After partitioning, create the <path>/etc/mdadm.conf</path> file (yes, indeed, 111After partitioning, create the <path>/etc/mdadm.conf</path> file (yes, indeed,
101on the LiveCD environment) using <c>mdadm</c>, an advanced tool for <uri 112on the LiveCD environment) using <c>mdadm</c>, an advanced tool for <uri
102link="http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2002/12/05/RAID.html">RAID 113link="http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2002/12/05/RAID.html">RAID

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