Problem booting RAID1/mdadm system when one disk is unplugged
I have already posted this question to gmane.linux.raid, but would
really appreciate some help from a Debian perspective please...
My System has 2x120GB IDE disks with the an up-to-date Sarge install,
running kernel 2.6.8-3 and configured for mirroring.
When I tested booting my system, I found:
a) A kernel panic unless both disks are plugged in.
b) One disk removes from the array each reboot.
The relevant logs are on this thread:
I was advised this was a problem with my initrd because it didn't
contain a mdadm.conf file and presumably that I should
Unfortunately, some friends of mine do not agree that my initrd is the
problem because they point out that I can still boot when two disks are
present. What do people here think?
Thanks in advance