View Full Version : [ubuntu] Jaunty server with linux raid 5 to Karmic Desktop

November 3rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Hi' I have a NAS running Ubuntu 9.04 Server x64 with 4 x 1 TB disks in linux raid 5.

The rig:
M3A78-EM (780G/SB700 with radeon HD3200 onboard graphics)
Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5050e
2 x 2 GB ram
4 x 1 TB Linux raid5
200 GB OS disk

I would very much like to convert my NAS to a HTPC running a Karmic Desktop installation (with either Boxee or XBMC).

I've tried installing both Jaunty and Karmic Desktop on my server with very little success. I never succeeded in installing the proprietary ati drivers which are needed to run eg. Boxee smoothly (yes, I'm a linux newbie).

Now I would like to make a new Karmic Desktop x64 installation on my NAS. Would this screw up my raid or could it be done?