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Single drive RAID installation under Linux (RAID 5)

In the follwoing step by step manual we describe the steps necessay to setup a hardware RAID5 or single drive array. The installation was tested on Ubuntu Linux system. For more information please visit our official RAID manuals page.

Partition Disk

  • Select Manual Setup for HDD
  • Delete all existing partitions on the hard drives (if any)
  • Create SWAP partition
    • Use partition about 2x size of memory
    • Set as primary partition
    • Location: Beginning
    • Use as:  SWAP AREA
    • Bootable flag: Off
  • Create BOOT partition on Disk (or RAID device)
    • Create as 10GB partition
    • Set at primary partition
    • Location: Beginning
    • Use as: Ext3 journaling file system
    • Mount Point: /   [Slash for root]
    • Bootable: On
  • Create data partition
    • Create as “MAX” space partition
    • Set at primary partition
    • Location: Beginning
    • Use as: Ext3 journaling file system
    • Set Mount Point to either /data for MySQL or /var for Syslog
    • Bootable: Off
  • Finish Partitioning
    • Write changes to disk
    • Confirm: Yes
    • Format: Yes