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apple raid card - installion lion

725 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 2:11 PM by Michelin Man RSS
Ha Tschi Calculating status...
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May 4, 2012 7:52 AM

hi there!

 

 

 

I would like to install lion, due to heavy printing problems with oki fiery printer, that would not rund unter 10.6.

 

but I learned, installing lions to a mac pro with hardware raid card is critical.

 

what do I do beside having made a time machine backup, of course?

lion can obviously not build a recovery partition on a raid-card system.

 

Can I still install lion?

 

 

 

 

I run a mac pro, 2 x 2.93 GHz 6 Core Intel Xeon,

32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 RAM

 

with a MacPro Raid Card

2.00, Firmware 1.0.2,

4 SSD 512 to a RAID 0

 

and a raid-controller pci for extarnal G-Speed es-pro RAID

PCI slot. cryptic to me: "Manufarcutrar 0x1103, pci1103,4320"

 

 

 

 

 

help is very much appreciated

 

I run a graphic stuio. I can not afford to have a crashed mac pro again...

and I need a printer dirver, that may print correctly.

 

regards

 

adrian

Mac Pro 2x3GHZ, Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), f
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 4, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to Ha Tschi)

    Clone your system.

    Clone your RAID volume.

    Clone as backup strategy.

    Clean install Lion on a single drive.

    Clone back.

     

    Other options: ditch and sell Apple RAID for another PCIe controller.

    Sounds like the OWC SSD PCIe card would be your cup of soup.

     

    OWC Mercury Accelsior 240GB / 480GB

    http://www.macperformanceguide.com blog

     

    http://macperformanceguide.com/Mac-HowToClone-backup.html

     

    Gutenprint?

  • Michelin Man Calculating status...
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    May 19, 2012 3:45 AM (in response to Ha Tschi)

    Hi Ha Tschi,

     

    I have installed Lion on my MacPro 3,1 that has an apple RAID card, with 4x 1TB drives arranged in a single RAID 5 volume.

     

    Installed Lion from the app store, it went without a glitch. The OS X installer also created tha Lion recovery partition as a raid set. All absolutelly seemlesly, apple-style user experience.

     

    My experience above direclty contradicts what you say that "installing lion on a mac pro with hardware raid is critical".

     

    So just go ahead and upgrade from the app store, reboot, and all is good!

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 19, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Michelin Man)

    there is an older and long thread about issues with Lion and Apple RAID card; does not support more than 48GB and still does not support 3TB drives. Kernel panics in 64-bit mode.

  • Michelin Man Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 24, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to Ha Tschi)

    Hi Tschi,

     

    To take all doubt away that your recovery partition has been build on top of your RAID volume, just reboot and hold down <cmd-R>

     

    Your mac pro will boot from the recovery partition! Nice :-)

     

    Also, if you open RAID Utilitiy in /Applications/Utilities will will see that your RAID sets have been renamed to RS1 (2,3...)

     

    This is the only change I'be noticed from snow leopard to lion. Everythign works fine.

     

    Giannis

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