Re: RAID1 netinst CD
Quoting Erich Waelde <Erich.Waelde@t-online.de>:
> > On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:47:37PM +0000, W. Borgert wrote:
> > > 1. I'm a RAID/MD newbie: Is there a howto or manual about
> > > what every single step I have to take to realise RAID1
> > > using the installer?
> If you are new to md/raid, then I would recommend to play with it on an up
> and running system first. Create 2 partitions same size on different disks,
> a few 100 MB are perfectly sufficient. Then install mdadm and read the
> docs. Search on debian-user, maybe.
> - mark the partitions as 'fd' Linux raid autodetection
That was clear to me already, because of the error message (two
steps later in d-i). I just went back into fdisk and changed it.
> - create a raid device /dev/md0 with mdadm --create (or /dev/md/0 if you
> have mounted devfs)
Do I need to edit /etc/raidtab.conf or any other file?
If so, does d-i help there?
> - create a filesystem on that device like mkfs.xfs /dev/md0
> - mount the new fs
> monitor progress with cat /proc/mdstat
> That should get you going. Once you grok that, its much simpler to deal
> with it, while on limited resources.
Yes, thanks for the hint. Anyway, if the md/raid stuff becomes
part of d-i, there should be a step-by-step intro in the d-i
manual, esp. for people who are new to mdadm and friends.
> > > 2. I'm missing XFS in the file system list. Is it really
> > > not there or do I have to enable this somehow?
> well, it's not yet in the menu, but it seems that the sw parts are
> available. So try to do it on the shell --- give the configurator something
> to do, however, otherwise it will believe that it has not successfully
> created and mounted file systems.
I will try that, thanks.
> > > 3. It seems that the installer uses Linux 2.4. Any chance
> > > to use and install 2.6?
> not yet integrated. But not a problem to boot the 2.4.24 kernel and then
> upgrade after base system has been installed properly.
No, not really a problem, but it would be nice to use 2.6 in d-i,
if one is going for 2.6 anyway. If there are problems with 2.6
they show up immediately, which might be better or not.
Thanks for your help!
One remaining question: Does anybody know whether the md/raid
stuff is/will be included into "official" d-i? Plans?