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Re: Software RAID support


Martin Michlmayr schrieb:

* Paul Fleischer <proguy@proguy.dk> [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 if necessary.

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,
Norman Schmidt.

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
schmidt@naa.net         Erlangen-Nuernberg
                        IT-Systembetreuer Physikalische Chemie

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