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June 17th, 2019, 08:51 AM
Hi all

Lately I wanted to install most recent lubuntu (19.04) onto a "hardware" raid of an Asus M4N78pro mainboard. I downloaded the iso and dded it on a USB stick. I could boot into the live environment and start the installer. However, the raid partitions do not show up then, I only see sda partitions. On the other hand, I can see the raid partitions in the /dev/mapper directory when I do not start the installer. After starting the installer they are gone. I have a Windows parallel installation I do not want to erase. That's the reason I use the "hardware" raid of the mainboard.

Can I use the installer somehow to install on the "hardware" raid?

If no, is there another way to install lubunto on a configuration like mine?

Kind regards


June 17th, 2019, 12:31 PM
If it's real hardware RAID the device would appear as a single disk. For instance, I maintain a server with a LSI Logic controller. The array appears as /dev/sda.

If this is a "fake" RAID controller, you may need a special driver, which may or may not exist for Linux.

June 17th, 2019, 04:15 PM
Do not know RAID, nor use it.

RAID is better supported with the server installer and then you can add the desktop of choice.

I have this link.

This is now very old, probably not useful.
dmraid was replaced by mdadm for handling FakeRAID in Ubuntu 14.04 and later.

June 18th, 2019, 03:00 PM
Thanks for your advice and links. I already figured that it is (also) seen as sda/sdb. I think about installing on the non windows partitions as usual software raid this weekend.