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#1 2007-09-05 10:55:55

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,322

Installing Archlinux on sata hardware raid drives (rocketraid 2300) ?

A friend of mine has a high-end windows games machine that he wants to use in multi-boot with archlinux.

Mobo : Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R ICH9 chipset
Add-on card : PCIe sata raid controller Higpoint Rocketraid 2300

HDD setup :
2x wd raptor 150 Gb on rocketraid 2300
2x 500 Gb sata drives on ich9 controller in ahci mode

In  order to get the speed benefits of raid 0 for both windows and linux, we intend to use the hardware raid functions of the rocketraid 2300.
The raid 0 is also meant to be used as boot/system drive.

I have already created a package for the kernel module (after testing it will be submitted to aur) .

So i need the module active for the install cd AND for the new installation on first boot.

If necessary i could use pacman.static -U to get the module active during install, but i don't know how to make sure it's present on the first boot of the new installation.

I have found some references that it is possible to add packages to the iso, but couldn't find details on forum or wiki how this is done.


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#2 2007-09-05 11:15:02

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
Posts: 4,018

Re: Installing Archlinux on sata hardware raid drives (rocketraid 2300) ?

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rem … nstall_ISO

I don't know how up-to-date it is.

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#3 2007-09-05 13:25:54

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,322

Re: Installing Archlinux on sata hardware raid drives (rocketraid 2300) ?

It is out-of-date and lacking in details, but it has helped.

I've tried a bit with vmware and think i have found a way :

mount the iso & copy it to a new directory
cd to arch/pkg
copy the needed packages there
run repo-add to add them to the db
edit setup/packages.txt  and add lines for the packages in a category (addons seems like an appropriate name)
make  a new iso
boot with this iso, mount the cd
install the packages with pacman.static -U so you have their functionality

package selection in setup now allows to select the new category & packages so they will be present in the new installation.

Once i have tested this on a real pc (probably this weekend) i'll edit the wiki.

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2007-09-05 13:26:27)


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#4 2007-09-09 12:33:26

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,322

Re: Installing Archlinux on sata hardware raid drives (rocketraid 2300) ?

I encountered a few minor problems, but the install went ok.

After the kernel module was installed, the raid 0 was detected as sdc and worked fine.
On the first boot after the install however it was detected as sda, so grub couldn't boot.
Correcting the menu.lst solved it.

- The 2007.08 installer 'install packages' broke on the  _  i originally had in the package name , after replacing it with - and removing the i686-part it worked.

I've submitted the package to aur and intend to edit the wiki soon.


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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