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ubuntu install accross two identical drives


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#1 cronjob

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:26 PM

Here's is my dilemma:

I have computer junk left over in my closet that nobody wants, including me. Times are tight though, so I'm using it. So, anyway, I have these two seagate sata drives that are identical. They are 320 Gig Drives. I want to run linux (Ubuntu) but the default install routine only uses one drive or the other.

If I do this manually, I can set up primary and logical partitions for /, /boot, swap, /var, /tmp, /usr, /usr/local, /srv, /opt and /home. I already know that when I am through I will have an approx. 250 Gig /home partition. (or a big chunk of unused space if i don't have a home partition on the boot drive). 'cause there's the other 320 Gig drive to think about. If I create a /home partition on the second drive, linux will complain when it boots up.

So, what is the best way to put these two drives to use under linux?

Can I mirror these two drives?

If so, how?

Edited by cronjob, 25 March 2009 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:29 AM

You could put the two in RAID format, heres a basic tutorial on how to do it, not sure if it will work for you or not though, ive never tried it. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/393

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