Experimental support for Serial ATA RAID

July 20th, 2007

The Debian Installer team is happy to announce that daily built images of Debian Installer (for Lenny) now include experimental support for installing Debian on systems configured with Serial ATA RAID 1), as supported in Linux by using the dmraid utility.

The support is experimental because

Users are invited to test this new feature of the installer.
Installation instructions and an overview of limitations can be found on the Debian Installer Wiki. Please read that page carefully. Installer and CD images are available from the Debian Installer website; you will need one of the daily built images.
Please report any issues by filing an installation report.

The support for Serial ATA RAID is scheduled to be included in the first Beta release of the installer for Lenny.

On behalf of the Debian Installer team,
Frans Pop


  1. To confuse the general public, this is also referred to as ATA RAID, BIOS RAID, fake RAID and software RAID, as well as a number of vendor specific terms such as Intel Matrix Storage.