I have two, 250GB SSDs that I was thinking of mirroring and installing Antergos onto them. I read the Arch Wiki about setting up a MDADM RAID array and installing Arch on there but for a newbie… that looks super duper overly complicated. So then I thought… use the Intel fake RAID of my BIOS, create a RAID 1 from those two disks and present that ‘single’ disk to the Antergos installer and away I go.
I found this article: https://medium.com/@pmarrapese/arch-linux-and-intel-rst-fake-raid-cece10b61ac3 but it looks like (and the detail was lacking… at least to me) … even if you create a fake RAID in the BIOS, you STILL have to jump through some hoops to get it working since the Linux installer will see through that fake RAID and want to interact with the physical disks behind it. Is my thinking correct on that point?
If my thinking is NOT correct, and the Antergos installer will only see a single disk that was created by the fake array, how do I monitor an Intel fake RAID for failures from within Linux?