Next, Figure 10-6 appears, where you can
make a RAID device and assign a mount point.
Figure 10-6. Making a RAID Device and Assigning a Mount Point
Enter a mount point.
Choose the file system type for the partition. At this point you
can either configure a dynamic LVM file system or a traditional
static ext2/ext3 file system. For more information on configuring
LVM on a RAID device, select physical volume
(LVM) and then refer to Chapter 8 LVM Configuration. If LVM
is not required, continue on with the following instructions.
Select a device name such as md0 for the RAID
If you are making a RAID partition of /boot/,
you must choose RAID level 1, and it must use one of the first two
drives (IDE first, SCSI second). If you are not creating a
seperate RAID partition of /boot/, and you
are making a RAID partition for the root file system
(/), it must be RAID level 1 and must use one
of the first two drives (IDE first, SCSI second).
Figure 10-7. The /boot/ Mount Error
The RAID partitions created appear in the RAID
Members list. Select which of these partitions should be
used to create the RAID device.
If configuring RAID 1 or RAID 5, specify the number of spare
partitions. If a software RAID partition fails, the spare is
automatically used as a replacement. For each spare you want to
specify, you must create an additional software RAID partition (in
addition to the partitions for the RAID device). Select the
partitions for the RAID device and the partition(s) for the
After clicking OK, the RAID device appears
in the Drive Summary list.
Repeat this chapter's entire process for configuring additional
partitions, devices, and mount points, such as the root partition
(/), /home/, or swap.
After completing the entire configuration, the figure as shown in Figure 10-8 resembles the default configuration,
except for the use of RAID.
Figure 10-8. Final Sample RAID Configuration
The figure as shown in Figure 10-9 is an
example of a RAID and LVM configuration.
Figure 10-9. Final Sample RAID With LVM Configuration
You can continue with your installation process. Refer to the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for further instructions.