dmraid - Device-Mapper Software RAID support tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name dmraid
Package version 1.0.0.rc16
Package release 4.2ubuntu3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 139 B
Download size 22.34 KB
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dmraid discovers, activates, deactivates and displays properties
of software RAID sets (eg, ATARAID) and contained DOS partitions.
dmraid uses the Linux device-mapper to create devices with respective
mappings for the ATARAID sets discovered.
The following formats are supported:
Highpoint HPT37X/HPT45X
Intel Software RAID
LSI Logic MegaRAID
NVidia NForce RAID (nvraid)
Promise FastTrack
Silicon Image(tm) Medley(tm)
VIA Software RAID
Please read the documentation in /usr/share/doc/dmraid BEFORE attempting
any use of this software. Improper use can cause data loss!


Package Version Architecture Repository
dmraid_1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu3_i386.deb 1.0.0.rc16 i386 Ubuntu Main
dmraid - - -


Name Value
dmsetup -
kpartx-boot -
libc6 >= 2.4
libdmraid1.0.0.rc16 >= 1.0.0.rc16
udev -


Type URL
Binary Package dmraid_1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Source Package dmraid

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dmraid deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dmraid




2014-02-18 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu3) trusty; urgency=medium
* Correct dmraid fallback imsm assembly logic.
* Correct dmraid fallback ddf assembly warning message.
2014-02-18 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=low
[ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Do not assemble Intel Rapid (Matrix) Storage, if mdmon (mdadm) is
present and not disabled.
* Add breaks on mdadm, of versions which do not assembly fakeraid arrays
by default using mdmon.
* Drop force loading dm-raid45 module in the initramfs hook.
[ Stefan Bader ]
* Convert library to use the dm-raid upstream module instead of the
out-of-tree dm-raid45 one.
* Hack to ignore devices with less than 8 sectors (which avoids error
messages when probing for meta-data).
* Remove modprobe dm-raid45 from dmraid-activate.
* Setting configure executable in debian/rules to avoid odd FTBS in
some cases.
2013-01-11 - Dmitrijs Ledkovs <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.2ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low
* Merge from debian. To pick up NMU. Everything else is still the same:  
- Depend on kpartx-boot to pull kpartx into the initramfs (LP: #941874)
- Depend on kpart-udeb
- Breaks libparted0debian1 (<< 2.3-5ubuntu4)
- Use kpartx to activate partitions
- Add 25_change-uuid.patch
- Add 23_pdc_dump_extended_metadata.patch
- Add 21_fix_testing.patch
- Add 24_drop_p_for_partition_conditional.patch  
- Fix once again the jmicron naming bug, upstream fix does not work
- debian/dmraid-activate: Remove the special-casing of the root
device which breaks in many situations and leaves the raw devices
- debian/dmraid.postinst: Comment out "udevadm trigger" call in postinst
for now as it has severeconsequences when mountall is installed
(clears /tmp).  
- debian/dmraid.udev: Removed |change udev rule for dmraid-activate
to prevent infinite udev event loop.
2012-09-10 - Ulrich Dangel <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Call udevadm settle before activating dmraid devices
(Closes: #677450)
2012-10-01 - Colin Watson <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu9) quantal; urgency=low
* Rebuild for new armel compiler default of ARMv5t.
2012-03-20 - Phillip Susi <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu8) precise; urgency=low
* Depend on kpartx-boot to pull kpartx into the initramfs (LP: #941874)
2012-03-13 - Phillip Susi <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu7) precise; urgency=low
* Fix Update initramfs hook to copy correct udev rules file with
new priority of 97 instead of 85 (LP: #941874)
2012-01-28 - Colin Watson <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu6) precise; urgency=low
* Depend on kpartx-udeb rather than multipath-udeb, now that it exists
(LP: #922646).
2012-01-08 - Phillip Susi <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu5) precise; urgency=low
* Switch to using kpartx to activate partitions.  This
allows dmraid to work on gpt formatted disks.  Change
priority of udev rule so it runs after kpartx.
* Add 25_change-uuid.patch: Change the UUID set on partitions
and internal subset devices ( each half of a raid10 ) to
differentiate them from the main disk so that parted will
not show the internal subset devices and kpartx will not
probe them for partitions.
2011-04-28 - Phillip Susi <>
dmraid (1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu4) oneiric; urgency=low
* Drop 22_add_pdc_64bit_addressing.patch: breaks some
pdc raid sets (LP: #770600)

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