RAID 5 Containers on a PE 1650

Karl Zander KZander at CommPartners.com
Wed Dec 4 20:36:01 CST 2002


Thanks,  this makes sense to me.  The 4 GB container threw me as I expected 
the Utility partition to be about 50 MB or so in size.   I made it 100 MB now.

Karl

At 05:15 PM 12/4/2002 -0700, Eric Swenson wrote:
>I'm not sure what the recommended method is for doing this, but that 4GB
>container contains the utility partition and not much else, so I:
>
>1) deleted all existing containers (using the perc3 bios configuration
>program)
>2) allocated two new containers: 00 (100MB), 01 (everything else)
>3) booted from the systems management cd and reinstalled the utility
>partition (to container 00) (it only takes up around 30MB or so)
>4) back in the perc3 bios config, changed the boot order so container 01
>became container 00
>5) installed redhat to /dev/sda
>
>I figure that if I need to use the Dell utility partition, I can just swap
>containers again.  HOWEVER, make sure to install grub to /dev/sda1 (or
>whatever), not /dev/sda, if you want to boot to the dell utility partition
>easily =-/
>
>There's probably a simpler, better way, but it worked for me.  YMMV.
>
>Eric
>
>On Wednesday 04 December 2002 04:34 pm, Karl Zander wrote:
> >   PE 1650.  RAID 5 with 3 36 GB drives.  Came with Container 00 at 4 GB and
> > Container 01 at 63.8 GB.   Do I need Container 00?  Or can I delete it and
> > make just one container with all the space?  Planning on running RedHat
> > GNU/Linux 7.3.
> >
> > Karl
> >




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