Re: Software RAID support
Martin Michlmayr schrieb:
* Paul Fleischer <email@example.com> [2004-05-04 19:35]:
1) Neither the grub nor the lilo installer can handle md-devices it at all.
They fail miserably when both /boot and / partitions are md-devices.
Well, this surely is only a problem for md on root. You can have a
RAID1 on other devices, though. Also, I thought LILO could boot from
Yes, it does, and with fiddling around the old Woody CDs (changed
kernel, added mdadm to the root-image and basedebs) and using the shell
heavily during installation, one could even install Debian on a software
raid1 without having to copy around any data afterwards. I can proove it
I hope this is at least possible manually with the new system, but I
have no time at all to test before mid-june.
With the 2.6 kernel, one can even build partitions onto a raid (raid 1
over two identical ide drives, and several partitions onto that), but I
am just finding out what nodes I have to mknod before I can use that.
I hope that this helps anyone, or at least stirs things up a little bit,
PS: We are forced to use SuSE on the university machines :-[
Norman Schmidt Institut fuer Physikal. u. Theoret. Chemie
Dipl.-Chem. Univ. Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet
IT-Systembetreuer Physikalische Chemie