I know there is another topic with the exact same title (http://serverfault.com/questions/304607/debian-squeeze-with-raid-10), which didn't help though.
Just to make it clear, I'm kinda new to Linux, especially Debian, and all the RAID stuff (read enough to know that RAID 10 is the way to go in my case). I know my way around with UNIX, if that's of any help.
I want to set up a file and print server at my office. Planning to run Debian Squeeze, since it's supposed to be the only stable release with RAID 10 support. Is that right? I have 4 drives (2TB each) and want to have it in a nested array (RAID 10).
How do I have to partition my drives? How big does the boot partition have to be? Is 1GB big enough? How do I go about installing the RAID system? I read something about BTRFS?
I will have to run 2 other operating systems WITHIN Debian, as virtual machines, since some of my printers only have drivers for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
What exactly goes into the boot partition? Only the booting part of linux or all the applications as well, thus, do I need to consider the size because of the two virtual machines?
I would really appreciate any following reading regarding installing Squeeze with RAID10.
If there are any additional information you guys need concerning my setup, please don't hesitate.
EDIT: I almost forgot. Can I install Debian as usual and set up the raid system later on? With mdadm and lvm?