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
- it has not yet had very much testing;
- only the GRUB bootloader installer supports it, which effectively limits support to i386 and amd64;
- dmraid devices are currently not really supported by either libparted (partitioning) or any bootloaders; the current support in the installer works around this, but this results in some limitations in usability.
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,