MD/Software RAID support
The last couple of days I have been playing around with getting MD support
into the Debian installer.
Before I spend too much time with, I just want to make sure that noone else is
working on this.
What I have right now is a mdadm-udeb package and a mdcfg udeb package. The
latter containing the debconf stuff needed for setup, and the necesarry block
file for partconf.
I have done a test install, having the /-partition on a software RAID-1
device. It was almost painless. The only problem i ran into, was that I had
to install the mdadm package manually before installing the kernel, in order
for the mkinitrd script to create a proper initrd image. But that's just a
question of adding mdadm to the default packages to be installed. Is there a
way to do this "dynamically", depending on wether any MD devices are used?
The current mdcfg package only support RAID-1 devices as of now. I will
release it to the public if it has any interrest (and after I have done just
a little bit of cleanup).
Paul Fleischer // ProGuy
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