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Making RAID array in Slackware (because it’s easy as pie!)

Let’s say that you needed to store a large amount of data in a central location (I.E. directory) but the largest drive that you can afford and find for a reasonable price is a 400GB Seagate SATA drive.

Unlike other OSes that I have used, Slackware has an awesome ‘autoraid’ capability that is idiot proof. Believe me! I’m not only the president, I’m also a client!

In four easy steps you too can have a RAID 0, 1, or 5 setup.

Step 1: Use fdisk to prepare the disk

# fdisk /dev/sda # sd just happens to be the SCSI/SATA controller on my system

Disk /dev/sda: 400.0 GB, 400088457216 bytes

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