Hardware and OS install

Foreword

After upgrading my server, some of the hardware has changed (naturally). This page describes my server layout as it is now.

Main System

MAINBOARD: INTEL D945GCLF, Atom 230 (embedded)
CPU: On-board
RAM: 2GB
GFX: On-board
NIC: On-board
Controller: On-board single IDE ATA controller, on-board 2ch SATA150 controller, PCI 4ch SATA150 (fake)RAID controller with Silicon Image SIL 3114 chipset

Storage hardware in the server

Primary Master is IDE (sda) – Western Digital 40GB Harddrive (WDC WD400JB-00JJC)
Primary Slave is IDE (sr0) – LiteOn DVD-writer

SATA ch1 (on-board) is S-IDE (sdb) – Seagate ST3250820AS
SATA ch2 (on-board) is S-IDE (sdc) – Seagate ST3250820AS
SATA ch1 is S-IDE (sdd) – WD Caviar SE 2500AAJS, 250GB, SATAII
SATA ch2 is S-IDE (sde) – WD Caviar SE 2500AAJS, 250GB, SATAII

Partition Schemes

Partition setup for sda

partition  size  mountpoint      Filesystem  options 
sda1      20000MB  /             ext3
sda5      2000MB  SWAP           SWAP

Remaining Free Space 18000MB

Partition setup for sdb

partition  size    mountpoint    Filesystem
sdb1      250000MB              Linux raid autodetect(FD)

Partition setup for sdc

partition  size    mountpoint    Filesystem
sdc1      250000MB              Linux raid autodetect(FD)

Partition setup for sdd

partition  size    mountpoint    Filesystem
sdc1      250000MB              Linux raid autodetect(FD)

Partition setup for sde

partition  size    mountpoint    Filesystem
sdc1      250000MB              Linux raid autodetect(FD)

Although the partition order has changed after creating the raid system. No matter as I use labels and UUIDs for /etc/fstab

OS Install

I won’t go into detail here. There are a lot of guides on the Internet that describes howto install an Ubuntu server system.
Suffice to say the version I have installed is ubuntu-8.04-2-i386-server.LTS and I installed the openssh server during cdrom install. I did not setup the raid until the OS was up and running.

Note

I know this is kind of a short, but it is only meant as an introduction to my setup. The juicy stuff will follow on other pages.