This is a great article to read. In the test I was curious about the gaming aspect but unfortunately they only did 1 game. World of Padman and Arch won by 5 more FPS overall. Here is the article and it's a good read.
I think on the reading and writing to the HD's its an unfair test due to Ubuntu using the older ext3 file format to the ext4 on Arch. When I did try to setup Arch, I stayed with ext3. All you Arch fans out there, you got a lead over me when it comes to gaming.
Only if I have been able to install arch linux to try.
Last edited by joeelmex; 14th August 2009 at 03:09 PM.
Well Archer, I could not enjoy the fruits of Arch Linux, I could never get the raid setup correctly. Sooner or later I get it. LoL
Fake (software) raid or software (hardware) raid? I can setup my linux server in raid1 using fake raid with ease . However, software raid is confusing. I am still deciding which DE should I use or should I go hardcore using a *box system.
Off-Topic: When you try to install fakeraid, where are you stuck on? You definitely need to load dm_mod and your chipset (if required). If you get a kernal panic after setting up a install, you may have to reinstall grub.
Make sure you setup the raid in your bios before trying fakeraid. Good luck!
I got lost here
""Add your_chipset_module_driver and dm_mod to MODULES line in mkinitcpio.conf. IMPORTANT: if you have a mirrored (RAID 1) array, you'll need to add dm_mirror as well.
Add dmraid to HOOKS line in mkinitcpio.conf, preferably after sata but before filesystems.
Exit menu and make sure dmraid is one of the hooks.
Had no idea what exactly was my chipset, but I did manage to setup the partitions, and set the file systems as ext 3 on my root and home partition. I made the root partition as the boot was was planning on setting grub there. I never got to the gub part, i left off in the configuration part.