On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 11:50:58PM +0100, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> Hi all
> Hoping to get some help setting up software RAID5. Guides on the internet 
> seem to be few and far between, and official documentation is a little too 
> technical. Basically I have 3 x 500GB hard drives which I'd like to have in 
> a raid5 configuration, using software, root partition on their too would be 
> a bonus. I'd be grateful for assistance.

What you need for RAID5 is gvinum(8), which replaces the older vinum(4)

If you google for gvinum you'll find tutorials etc.

AFAICT, you can't have the root device on a RAID5 gvinum. Just make a
small root partition.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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