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14submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes. 14submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<license/> 17<license/>
18 18
19<version>1.4</version> 19<version>1.5</version>
20<date>August 01, 2004</date> 20<date>September 22, 2004</date>
21 21
22<chapter> 22<chapter>
23<title>Introduction</title> 23<title>Introduction</title>
24<section> 24<section>
25<title>Preliminary</title> 25<title>Preliminary</title>
93(Linux raid autodetect) as Partition Type instead of <c>83</c> (Linux native). 93(Linux raid autodetect) as Partition Type instead of <c>83</c> (Linux native).
94You can alter the partition type using the <c>t</c> command in <c>fdisk</c>. 94You can alter the partition type using the <c>t</c> command in <c>fdisk</c>.
95</p> 95</p>
96 96
97<p> 97<p>
98After partitioning, create the <path>/etc/raidtab</path> file (yes, indeed, on 98After partitioning, create the <path>/etc/mdadm.conf</path> file (yes, indeed,
99the LiveCD environment) using <c>mdadm</c>, an advanced tool for <uri 99on the LiveCD environment) using <c>mdadm</c>, an advanced tool for <uri
100link="http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2002/12/05/RAID.html">RAID 100link="http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2002/12/05/RAID.html">RAID
101management</uri>. For instance, to have your boot, swap and root partition 101management</uri>. For instance, to have your boot, swap and root partition
102mirrored (RAID-1) covering <path>/dev/sda</path> and <path>/dev/sdb</path>, 102mirrored (RAID-1) covering <path>/dev/sda</path> and <path>/dev/sdb</path>,
103you can use: 103you can use:
104</p> 104</p>
121root partition. 121root partition.
122</p> 122</p>
123 123
124<p> 124<p>
125After mounting <path>/dev/md2</path> on <path>/mnt/gentoo</path>, don't forget 125After mounting <path>/dev/md2</path> on <path>/mnt/gentoo</path>, don't forget
126to copy over <path>/etc/raidtab</path> to <path>/mnt/gentoo/etc</path>. 126to copy over <path>/etc/mdadm.conf</path> to <path>/mnt/gentoo/etc</path>.
127</p> 127</p>
128 128
129<p> 129<p>
130When you're configuring your kernel, make sure you have the appropriate RAID 130When you're configuring your kernel, make sure you have the appropriate RAID
131support <e>in</e> your kernel and not as module. 131support <e>in</e> your kernel and not as module.
132</p> 132</p>
133 133
134<p> 134<p>
135When installing extra tools, emerge <c>raidtools</c> as well. Note that this 135When installing extra tools, emerge <c>mdadm</c> as well. Note that this
136isn't available on all LiveCDs so you might not be able to install Gentoo on a 136isn't available on all LiveCDs so you might not be able to install Gentoo on a
137Software RAID when using a networkless installation! 137Software RAID when using a networkless installation!
138</p> 138</p>
139 139
140<p> 140<p>

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