Public bug reported:

- RAID is no longer only of interest to Server users
- It appears that a number of users would like to use RAID on desktop machines 
(see also previous bug reports on missing RAID)
- Forums, web sites, tutorials about RAID with Ubuntu Desktop seems to consist 
to a large part of explanations, how to get actually get mdadm
- Getting mdadm onto an Ubuntu machine without Internet connection during 
installation appears to be a bit tedious

Since the RAID feature issue has been open for some time, and there seem
to be lack of resource to address it, may I propose breaking down the
task as follows:

Step/Phase 1: Inclusion of mdadm in Ubuntu Desktop releases (same as for Ubuntu 
 This would allow users to boot a Live CD and use CLI to manually 
set-up/configure RAID, and then run Ubiquity installation
 Result: Including mdadm would get rid of the apt install step and the 
requirement for Internet connection, while and also simplify 
documentation/tutorials for workaround(s)
 Target date: Maybe 21.04 release

Step/Phase 2: Add a CLI to Ubiquity (e.g. could show up when selecting manual 
disk partitioning)
 This would allow users to manually set-up/configure RAID from within Ubiquity
 Result: The user would not need to boot a Live CD evaluation before running 
 Target date: Maybe 21.10 release

Step/Phase 3: Include RAID support in Ubiquity
 Full RAID support in Ubiquity, which would probably make use of mdadm.
 Result: RAID Feature as requested by several users over several years
 Target date: Maybe 22.04 release

Ref: Ubuntu Development Discussion <>
  "[Feature Request] [RoF] Ubuntu Desktop - Inclusion of mdadm for RAID"

** Affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: raid request-of-feature rof

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