[lug] setting up hardware (or software) raid on dells

Will will.sterling at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 12:41:38 MDT 2011

You can usually access hardware RAID controllers by pressing a given key
sequence when prompted during POST.

Here are the details on how to use mdadm software RAID.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 onto a new system and have run into a
> small problem. The MB supports RAID but I can't get it working. It says
> something about 'unsigned drives' so maybe you have to prepare the disks
> first?
> Lacking that how would I set up software RAID? I hope it's not a case where
> the installer would only do it if you use the fully automatic install
> instead of setting up your own partitions.
> This is an Optiplex 960 with two SATA hybrid drives (4GB SSD + 500GB
> conventional).  Nothing has really come up in google yet but that's probably
> mostly my poor google skills.
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