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Re: Best file system

On Sat, 04 Feb 2006, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> [2006.02.04.0023 +0100]:
> > How do you guys install GRUB on a software RAID1 in such a way
> > that it will boot if the primary HD goes boom and the BIOS renames
> > the drives?
> > 
> > That's the information I am missing to be able to switch to GRUB.
> Will the primary HD be dead after a cold reboot, or will it "be
> there" but not do?

In any decent SATA or SCSI BIOS, it will disappear completely from the
bootstrap code's point of view (or at least, in all I messed with so far). 

Note that I do mean dead as in failing to POST.   IME that's what worn-out
disks do around here...

That means #0x80 will be the working unit, and that you don't have a #0x81
unit at all, in BIOS terms.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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