I want to use a software raid on a Linux server I am creating. I have 2 identical Maxtor 250 GB hard drives and one Western Digital 250GB hard drive. I know I know I can easily set up raid 1 with the 2 Maxtor drives, But is there a way I could use the third Western Digital hard drive to make a Raid 5 array?
If so are the procedures for doing this any different than using 3 identical drives?
I am planing on using Ubuntu server for this (Same drives for data and OS) are there any nice guides for doing this. (I have never setup RAID before)
EDIT: I have no idea how to set up the raid during the Ubuntu server install, so I also need instructions on how to do this. (A link to a guide will do just fine)