RE: can't mount raid 5 after installation
Goswin...You are So my hero right now...
Earlier I had I checked to make sure that the devices were listed, but I was unfamiliar with that command you gave, so a manpage'd it.
I deleted the devices, reset them, and restarted...the whole thing is working now!
Thank you so much,
From: Goswin von Brederlow [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wed 11/9/2005 6:58 AM
To: Stackpole, C
Subject: Re: can't mount raid 5 after installation
"Stackpole, C" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hey Guys,
> I am having a similar problem and not having much luck getting it to work either. I followed through the suggestions listed previous and am not getting anywhere.
> This is where I am at. I did a install with the 2.6 kernel on a system with a 60 gig drive (/dev/hda) set as my root and swap. I have 4 120 gig drives set up in a RAID5 (/dev/hde, /dev/hdg, /dev/hdi, /dev/hdk). I had the same problem where I would get it set up, and it would fail on reboot.
> I just tried the dpgk-reconfigure mdadm, and it failed saying that it could only find hde and hdg! So I looked, Debian is seeing all the drives (/proc/ide). All of the drives are listed as being setup for RAID. The /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf have been setup as demonstrated earlier in the thread. If I try to mount the drives as individual drives, it has no problems whatsoever. Just doesn't like to see them when I set them up as RAID5.
> I have been going slightly insane these past few days trying to figure out why it can see all the drives but will not when I try to mount it as RAID5. I am not certain what to do next...
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You are probably just missing the device nodes in /dev. The installer
uses devfs, which creates device nodes automatically, while the
installed system does not and only comes with hda - hdh.