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Re: ..chroot-installs onto RAID-1 disks ,was: Evolving Debian from Red Hat

on Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 06:36:34AM +0200, Arnt Karlsen (arnt@c2i.net) wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:31:38 -0400, 
> Greg Folkert <greg@gregfolkert.net> wrote in message 
> <[🔎] 1063416698.27592.5.camel@duke.gregfolkert.net>:
> > 
> > On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 18:31, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > ..has anyone tried use these methods to intall to boxes with
> > > RAID-1 etc disks?:
> ..note to self; heed ESR's advice on asking smart; I ofcourse meant
> software RAID but never said so.

I assume that's yourself, and not yours truly ;-)

As I frequently say, the advantage of a chroot install is that it allows
you to tackle one problem rather than two.  So while I haven't tackled
your specific problem, I think you'll find it's not a show-stopper.

That is:  with a standard installation, you're conerned with booting and
getting full support of the hardware you're installing onto, _and_
loading a new distribution onto it.

With a chroot install, you've already solved the hardware problem,
whether by installing under an iexisting system, or by using a
gneeral-purpose boot disk specializing in supporting a wide range of

The key with a chroot install is to identify your support requirements
and ensure that you have them covered.  In your case, that would mean
installing a kernel with compiled-in SW RAID support, or ensuring your
initrd loads the appropriate modules for this.


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