Re: Problem with md autodetect on Alpha platform?
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 06:08:42PM +0000, J. Dub wrote:
> I guess this may be Alpha-specific pain...
> I have a problem autodetecting raid arrays on Debian Alpha.
Software raid autodetection is specific to MS-DOS partition tables.
> 4. Partitions have fd flag
> 5 partitions:
> # start end size fstype [fsize bsize cpg]
> a: 1* 9* 8* ext2
> b: 10 75 66 fd
> c: 76 337 262 fd
> d: 338 403 66 fd
> e: 339 1106 768 fd
The above appears to be a BSD disklabel, therefore
> 1. I can start raid by using raidtools and /etc/raidtab
this is your only option.
> I need to configure autodection to mirror root partition. I moved
> aboot.conf in ext2 boot partition so it's not a problem for aboot to start
If you use an initial ramdisk, you don't need autodetection working in
order to enable mirroring on the root partition. There is even support
for this in the Debian raid packages, in the form of mkinitrd hooks.