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Re: Software RAID support

Norman Schmidt schrieb:

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 forgot: Partition type is 83, NOT fd! So the raid arrays (even the root one) are configured from userspace (via kernel boot parameter). And everything is for i386 branch only, I cannot test anything else but power3 (older powerpc 64bit processor).

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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