Fedora Installation With RAID0

The installation process for fedora is a bit different when you have multiple ssd's and setting it up with RAID 0. This guide will go through our current process of getting everything set up correctly.

Starting The Installation

What you will need to do first is make sure you have a USB with the latest version of Fedora installed. When you have that, what you will need to do next is turn of your computer and plug in the USB be sure to press the require button to open the boot menu.

Note

The boot menu button will usually be F12

When you have the menu open be sure to select the USB, when you have done that you should see the following screen.

To start the process you will need to select Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 26

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You will then be met by another two options and for this one you will want to select Install to Hard Drive

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Select English (United Kingdom)

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Then you will want to select INSTALLATION DESTINATION

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Next you will see a screen which will have a list of all the HDD's and SSD's you have in the computer.

What you will need to do is select all the of the SSD's and HDD's and be sure not to select the USB.

When you have done that you will want to select the following options.

Custom

I would like to make additional space available

Encrypt my data

Once you have selected everything you will need to press done, located in the top left corner for the page.

The image below will help make the above clearer to understand.

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From here you will asked to enter a password/passphrase which will be for the encryption, as shown below.

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When you have set the password/passphrase you will then be show a new window which will ask you to reclaim the disk space of the HDD's and SSD's you selected earlier.

What you will need to do it select them again and delete all first and then you will need to select reclaim space.

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When you have done the above step, you will then be redirected back to the screen below and from here you will want to select done again.

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You should then see the screen below. Press the drop down and select Btrfs as done in the image below.

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Next you will need to select the Unknown drop down and remove everything which is currently in there.

You can remove them by selecting the one you want and then navigating to the bottom and pressing the - button

When you have done that, you will then need to select Click here to create them manually

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The below image is what you should see after following the above step and before moving on be sure to make sure encrypt is ticked next to Btrfs

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Next what you will need to do is select / from the system list and press modify which will show you the below. This is where you are able to set the RAID level to 0 and also press encrypt if missed previously.

Note

Make sure / has the most amount of space available to it.

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When the above step is complete you will be redirected back to the original screen and then you will need to select done again.

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finally you should be prompt to save your changes and you will want to select accept changes.

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All you will need to do now is press done one more time once the changes window closes and you have complete the install of fedora and setting it up with RAID 0.