[SATLUG] Filesystem/RAID advice

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 23:13:27 CDT 2010

I'm not exactly sure about that particular setup, but you should be able to
create two partitions across a single raid group right? If so, you could
simply boot off each one separately.


On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Nate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 10/12/10 9:05 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I'd add that which VM in use makes a difference as well as the VM
>> configuration.
>> I'll also note that Nate seems to have his heart set on a native HW
>> instance of Windows.  I know that friends don't let friends use Windows, but
>> we also have to know when to let go.
> Wow. I didn't mean to start the Great RAID Debate (tm), but I have to admit
> that while the debate on 32-bit vs. 64-bit VMs rages on I am not all that
> much closer to answer to the original question. So I'll submit it again,
> this time with a bit more information to start.
> The workstation I am building will either be based on the ASUS KGPE-D16
> dual G34 motherboard:
> http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=4AUqWniKqYByIAxw
> or the SuperMicro H8QG6-F quad G34 motherboard:
> http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/Opteron6100/SR56x0/H8QG6-F.cfm
> Both boards have the ability to run RAID 0, 1, and 10 (The ASUS through one
> of their PIKE boards). The reason that I want to make use of this is because
> video editing and compositing requires fast hard drives, and I cannot afford
> to go fully with SSDs. I care about redundancy, but not at the expense of
> speed. And I must be able to access this RAID from both Ubuntu 64-bit and
> Win7 64-bit. Both operating systems will be 64-bit because the machine will
> be rockin' no less than 8GB of RAM.
> I need to use Windows because Photoshop and After Effects do not run under
> linux, not even with WiNE. Unfortunately, there just aren't any open source
> alternatives for those apps. So it will be a dual boot box. All religious
> discussions aside, GIMP is a decent image editor it just cannot replace
> Photoshop's breadth of useful tools or it's workflow, and there is nothing
> in the FOSS world that compares to After Effects. Blender does an admirable
> job as a node-based compositer and the now defunct Jahshaka showed promise,
> but alas, they cannot replace AE.
> And while I appreciate Othniel's experience with virtual machines, that
> just won't cut it for working with After Effects. Interface responsiveness
> is of the utmost importance and AE will make use of all the hardware you can
> throw at it. And honestly, I don't buy that Windows can run faster on a
> virtual machine than on bare hardware.
> The preceding information is the context for these questions:
> 1) Is it possible to build a RAID that can be accessed by Windows and by
> Linux when each are used as the boot system?
> 2) Which file system should the drives be formatted with?
> Thanks for all the responses thus far, and for any yet to be offered.
> ~Nate
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