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Re: lilo on /dev/hdb to work as /dev/hda

On Sun, 4 Aug 2002 00:59, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I have /dev/hdb that is a mirror of /dev/hda. It is not a image copy
> though, so files may be in different sector/cylinder locations.
> I want to be able to pull the /dev/hdb and /dev/hda out; then replace
> /dev/hda with this /dev/hdb.
> So when I do this I get Lilo's "L" error message. It can't find the second
> stage boot loader.

The easiest solution to this problem is to use software RAID-1 for the 
mirror, LILO supports this and will install itself in such a fashion that you 
can remove hda and have things work.

A software RAID-1 can be easily split or re-added at any time, so it'll work 
well for a snapshot of your system if that's what you want.

Russell Coker

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