[clug-talk] Red Hat sucks, I need an Asterisk distro.
gustin at echostar.ca
Mon Jun 4 16:28:07 PDT 2007
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You may be interested in this link:
It covers the binary install that is included with Ubuntu, which may get
out of date. It also covers a source install.
We have deployed a couple of Trixbox based machines. For RAID we have
opted for a hardware solution. The 3ware RAID cards have served us
well. Generally, I use them in all my critical servers. Even my
non-critical home server has fairly nice 3ware SATA card.
I like the 3wares because the drivers for their 7000, 8000, 9000 PATA
and SATA cards have been supported by the upstream kernel for quite some
time. This means that all distros should be able to support this hardware.
There is a place for software RAID in Linux (it is pretty sweet), but
for appliances such as Trixbox proper hardware (ie. _not_ Promise) might
be the better way to go.
Roy Souther wrote:
> So I downloaded TrixBox because it is what so many people are using for
> Asterisk. TrixBox is built on CentOS, as we all know it is the
> distribution compiled from the Red Hat source repositories and we are
> told is exactly the same as Red Hat out without the trademarks.
> I have two 80GB drives I want to setup as RAID1. This is how I want it
> /dev/hda1 20MB md0
> /dev/hda2 78GB md1
> /dev/hda3 1GB+ swap
> /dev/hdc1 20MB md0
> /dev/hdc2 78GB md1
> /dev/hdc3 1GB+ swap
> /dev/md0 ext3 /boot
> /dev/md1 ext3 /
> So I installed once and just let it do what it wanted with my hard
> drives. I told it to automatically repartition the drives and what does
> it do, hdc is used for my entire system; root, swap and all, while hda
> is not used.
> What ever. I do the install again and this time use Disk Druid to build
> my RAID1. I do want my boot partition to be RAID1 so I create a small
> 20MB partition on hda and on hdc. Disk druid does give me an option to
> force a partition to be a primary (not a logical partition) but as soon
> as I create an hda2 for my md1 the Disk Druid moved my hdc1 over to hda
> and moved my hda2 over to hdc. So now it has both 20MB partitions on hda
> and the first 79GB on hdc. After much cursing and yelling I was finally
> able to for Druid to have my partitions where I asked for them. I
> finished the rest of the install and after rebooting into the CentOS the
> partitions looked like this
> /dev/hda1 20MB /boot
> /dev/hdc1 79GB /
> Where the heck did my RAID1 partitions get to! What happened to my hdc1
> 20MB partition and my 79GB on hda!
> Disk Druid makes me so frustrated I want to go cut down a tree.
> I was really hoping I could get CentOS to install using RAID1. RAID1
> boot partitions are easy to do with LILO but CentOS does not give you an
> option for LILO booting at install time, only GRUB. Maybe GRUB cannot
> boot from a RAID1 partition and that is why Disk Druid failed to work
> properly, because no one every tested that.
> I think I am just going to install Asterisk from source on my Debian
> distribution but I wanted to share my own personal hell with anyone
> thinking of installing Asterisk using TrixBox.
> Silly techy, trix are for hos.
> Can anyone point me to a distribution that is designed to work with
> Asterisk. I can install it my self on Debian but what I really would
> like is a system that comes pre-configured with dozens of other programs
> that would be useful in a telephony server.
> _Royce Souther <mailto:roy at SiliconTao.com>_
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