Re: install-mbr on amd64?
Scott Reese wrote:
I'm trying to set up a software RAID 1 (two disks) with Debian on a
system with an AMD x86_64 Athlon processor. To install the MBR on both
discs, I need install-mbr (http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/mbr)
if I'm correct, but this package does not exist in the amd64 port... I
then tried to compile it myself, which fails, obviously, because the
package has not been ported to x86_64 yet as it seems (and I lack the
knowledge to do so...).
I'm a bit stuck now.. what other tools can I use?
You don't say what boot loader you're using, but if you are using grub,
you can simply install the MBR to the second disk using the grub terminal.
Thanks a lot for your reply!
I'm using lilo as bootloader, but as grub is way more modern, I might
just switch to grub.
The thing is, the machine I'm working on is remote and I have no console
access, so everything is a bit tricky. It's already running, has two
identical SATA disks, the second one (sdb) is not used. What I want to
do is create a RAID 1 array with only sdb (but with the possibility to
add sda later). Then I boot from this new RAID array, repartition sda
and add it to the RAID array. I've gotten so far as setting up the RAID
array, chrooting into it and bootstrap a Debian system on it, compile an
new kernel, but when it comes to set up bootloaders, the howto I'm using
<http://juerd.nl/site.plp/debianraid> tells me to run:
$ install-mbr /dev/sda
$ install-mbr /dev/sdb
Do you think I could accomplish the same result by only using grub?