Server Upgrade: newbit up

Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 08:55PM

By Eric Richardson

So first I fought the hardware, spending way too much time in the BIOS before discovering that one of my sticks of RAM is bad (or at least the BIOS won't post with it, but will with the other two).

Then I fought the debian installer as I tried to create RAID and lvm.

Finally, though, everything's working there:

eric@newbit:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                      114G  598M  113G   1% /
tmpfs                 253M     0  253M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/md0              1.8G   39M  1.7G   3% /boot
tmpfs                 253M  116K  253M   1% /dev

The 114G partition looks weird, but it'll make a lot more sense once I'm able to put the third drive in. I want to do RAID-1 on three 250gig drives to get 375gig usable space, and that requires a pretty fancy game to get up when you first need to copy data off one of the drives before you can use it.

Now to actually install software.