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  1. Re: Looking for high(er) performance RAID solution

    Thanks, that sounds like just the sort of thing I am looking for.
  2. Looking for high(er) performance RAID solution

    I currently have a mediasonic 8bay ESATA storage box with a 6 3TB WD Red drives in MDADM RAID6 configuration. Unfortunately the performance is generally lacking even on read(I expected poor write...
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    Re: Looking at RAID storage for backup

    Storage is relatively cheap, and drives always fail eventually. RAID (MDADM), as far as storage (not main drive) has been pretty well supported for a long time now. There is no need to resort to...
  4. No Sound in Minecraft 1.8.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

    I have spent hours working on this but to no avail what so ever.

    Minecraft boots fine, no suspicious messages in the console however there is no sound at all.

    Sound works fine in the various...
  5. Re: How can I create multiple partitions on a mdadm array

    I was looking for an alternate solution and I came across one way to do it that simulates a partition. It is a tiny bit kludgey but given that it is on a fault tolerant array it might not be so bad....
  6. How can I create multiple partitions on a mdadm array

    I have an existing mdadm 3 disk raid 5 array and I want to be able to split it into two partitions. Unfortuntely I can't seem to figure out how to do it or if it is possible.

    I resized the...
  7. Re: Will a version upgrade (12.04 -> 14.04) downgrade an existing package?

    Here is the answer:

    The Ubuntu updater runs and completely leaves alone the MythTV because it is considered a "3rd party package". It does disable the PPAs for it as part of the upgrade, so you...
  8. Re: Will a version upgrade (12.04 -> 14.04) downgrade an existing package?

    I have too much meta data in myth tv to take on a fresh install lightly. Tomorrow I will backup the image and try the upgrade again. Either it will leave my myth alone and it will all be good but...
  9. Will a version upgrade (12.04 -> 14.04) downgrade an existing package?

    I have been trying to successfully upgrade from 12.04 -> 14.04 however the mythtv-database package always fails. After a bit of research I found other users having upgrade issues with...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Help creating second mdadm array in 12.04

    The conversion to one long dash from two smaller ones must be from the editor. I do have two dashes for the command.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Help creating second mdadm array in 12.04

    the volumes I am trying to get into the array are the 3TB volumes.

    parted -l

    Model: ATA WDC WD30EFRX-68A (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sde: 3001GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Help creating second mdadm array in 12.04

    I tried setting the raid flag on all the partitions. Same result.

    I have not found any mention of this flag beeing needed my mdadm, but I tried it anyway.

    Is it mdadm saying it can't find the...
  13. [ubuntu] Help creating second mdadm array in 12.04

    I have an existing mdadm array on my server

    I have added 4 more drives and am trying to create a second raid 6 array.

    This should be quite simple, the command is

    sudo mdadm --create /dev/md1...
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    [ubuntu] Large Storage Solution Needed

    I need a large storage solution for Ubuntu. By large I mean 6-12TB in something like a raid 6 which means 4-6 3TB drives, maybe 7 drives if you add in a hot spare.

    I thought I had a great...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mdadm does not recognize USB 3.0 drives

    usb 3.0 is supposedly faster than ESATA, also the drives show up with USB and not with ESATA, I guess my ESATA port multiplier doesn't work.

    Well I set the raid flag on all four partitions I can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mdadm does not recognize USB 3.0 drives

    Here it is

    Model: WDC WD30 EFRX-68AX9N0 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdj: 3001GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: gpt

    Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
    ...
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    [ubuntu] mdadm does not recognize USB 3.0 drives

    I have a probox HD enclosure connected to my PC via USB 3.0. I can see the drives in the enclosure and I have put a gpt partition table on them (there are 4 3TB drives) and partitioned them. I even...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: MDADM Question(s) regarding resizing arrays

    Looks possible based on this

    http://webapp5.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/SuSe-Dokumentation/manual/sles-manuals_en/manual/raidresize.html
  19. [ubuntu] MDADM Question(s) regarding resizing arrays

    I wish to do the following but myresearch has not really lead me to belive if it is possible or not. I am looking for some conformation that this kind of thing can be done.

    1) Establish a 3 disk...
  20. [ubuntu] No digital passthrough with VLC 2.01 on 12.04

    I can't seem to get VLC to do digital pass-through with VLC 2.01. I used to do this under 11.10 without issue.

    I can't just copy the VLC config from 11.10 forward since many of the audio options...
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    [wubi] Re: No Display Ubuntu 12.04

    I have an nVidea card and this did the trick, adding nomodeset got me to the GUI. There is a long delay after you start the boot after specifying nomodeset however given a few minutes it did start...
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    [wubi] Re: No Display Ubuntu 12.04

    I am having the same issue, I can tell it has booted from the sounds I get when hitting the keyboard but I have no display.

    There is a display during the booting process.

    I have tried booting...
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    [other] Maximum Resolution for Merkat Ion

    What is the maximum resolution on the Merkat Ion (via the HDMI or DVI)? I looked at the nVideo page and the chipset seems to support resolutions in excess of 1920x1080 but I wanted some confirmation...
  24. [ubuntu] 3.0.0-16 breaks AC3 passthrough/DTS sound

    It seems every time a new kernel comes out somehow the AC3 pass through breaks.

    With 3.0.0-14 I was using smplayer and it could pass DTS sound onto my amp. 3.0.0-15 came out and that stopped...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Audio out of sync after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10

    I have had video sync troubles with 10.10 as well, but no resolution yet.

    I noticed that the VLC GPU acceleration can help sometimes but not always.

    I have also noticed video audio sync issues...
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