Re: Woody root on RAID and 2.4.17
some simple tests...comments...
a. try to boot debian off of one single scsi disk first
- copy the initrd.tgz file and the kernel
- you will need it to read the scsi disks...
and cant read teh disk till you have the scsi driver
( catch-22 problem )
- make a boot floppy that boots debian on one scsi disk first...
( at least i would wanna know that i can boot a regular
( scsi disk first from itself... and boot the scsi off a floppy
b. make sure that your partition type is fd ( raid autodetect )
when you are ready to build your sda1 and sdb1 root raid ...
- i assume you have a typo below for your /boot raid partition
c. make sure lilo.conf has a line for initrd=initrd.gz
and use lba32 nt linear
i'd also remove the chs info from lilo.conf
- patches arent needed for raid0/raid1 for 2.2 or 2.4 kernels...
and probably required for raid5 on most 2.2 kernels
have fun raiding..
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On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, George Karaolides wrote:
> Has anyone successfully built a woody system with root fs on software
> RAID and kernel 2.4 ?
> I am running several installations of potato with root fs on RAID and
> kernel 2.2.19 with the raid-a1 patch, but my attempts to build one with
> woody and kernel version 2.4.17 have failed so far.
> I've searched the web quith thoroughly but have failed to locate an
> indication that to build root fs on RAID with 2.4, a different strategy
> must be followed to the one used with the 2.2 kernels and the "new"
> RAID patches.
> When booting, lilo fails with either L<nothing> or L 01 01 01 01 01... I
> have tried both "lba32" and "linear" in lilo.conf without result.
> I am following the same method as I used successfully with potato and
> kernel 2.2.19:
> - Root fs on /dev/md2 (RAID-1) (sda2+sdb2)
> - /boot in /dev/md1 (RAID-1) (sda2+sdb2)
> Included in lilo.conf:
> # The root fs device
> # Geometry obtained by fdisk -ul
> # We will use the SCSI bios to choose which MBR to boot from;
> # in which case it will be assigned BIOS ID 0x80
> # The /boot device, as a partition of the root device; this is
> # a trick to tell lilo where to look for the /boot data.
> # The sector the /boot device starts from
> # (first sector of one of the partitions in the array
> # /dev/md1, i.e. /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1; life is easier
> # if they are both the same).
> # The MBR we will actually be installing to. We can change this
> # to /dev/sdb and rul lilo again so we can boot from either disk.
> # The root device
> <remainder of lilo.conf is fairly standard>
> Any ideas?