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Re: [tlug] White Box: Some Assembly Required ...

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:33 PM, Schwartz, Fernando G. <> wrote:
> On 06/22/2018 11:39 AM, CL wrote:
>> or whether I can ... to get the setup I think I want.  Can anyone
>> suggest a possible working setup.  I am not sure I have all of the
>> software required or that I have hardware bits connected to the right
>> other hardware.
>> O/S is Lubuntu 18.04.  No RAID or LVM drivers are installed.
> And that's the problem (BTW, face this all the time). If you set "RAID"
> at the BIOS, that's "hardware RAID" board taking over, and that means
> (almost certainly) a Linux software driver for the distro mandatory. And
> that (certainly) means you're locked down (to one or two) distros (... a
> Linux enterprise world catch right there!).

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're saying but I don't think this is true.

I mean, whenever I've enabled a RAID at BIOS, I haven't had to install
special Linux software drivers.  Instead, when the OS boots up, it
usually sees the RAID as a single drive (i.e., it doesn't even realize
it's made up of a set of drives).  Having said that, I've always used
Ubuntu so if you last statement about being locked down to one or two
distros means Ubuntu is one of them, then I guess that might be my

Maybe you can clarify what you meant?


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