View Full Version : [all variants] Deleting Software RAID Paritions

April 29th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I wanted to install Ubuntu server on a machine that was previously installed with Debian and using software RAID. When I go to try and partition the disk, I see the old /dev/md0 and /dev/md1 listed.

I first remove the 'software raid' listed on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb however I still have /dev/md0 and /dev/md1 listed at the top. When I select them I am given the option to 'remove all data' from RAID and when I select to do so, it moves at 1% per hour. It's crazy slow. I have this problem on any system I try with Debian or Ubuntu installed. Is there a trick of an easy way to remove these old software RAID partitions?

April 29th, 2009, 05:32 PM
You want to read up on the "zero superblock" function, post back if you have problems after that