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Re: Can't mount CD/DVD drives



On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 12:44:14 -0800
Andrew Sharp <andy@netfall.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 10:01:15AM +0100, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 03:45:01PM -0500, Austin Denyer wrote:
> > 
> > Unless you have the RAID code compiled into the kernel (not
> > modules) and you are using kernel-based RAID autodetection,
> > the /dev/md* entries are created by mdadm, not by udev (udev can
> > not create them until the array is created, and mdadm needs to
> > create the device first to be able to build the array).
> 
> The raid code doesn't have to be compiled in, it can be modularized in
> an initrd image.  So long as grub can load the kernel and the initrd
> image, you're good to go with whatever modules you want in the initrd
> image.  I believe current versions of grub can do raid0 and raid5 now,
> but, well, you know, test it first ~:^)

I was running a vanilla Debian kernel.  

Unfortunately I didn't have time to poke around too much, as I can't
take it out of service for very long at a time before the users start
complaining.

Regards,
Ozz.

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