What makes /dev/hdb1 say it's mounted/active when it isn't?
I hope this is the final stage in configuring this machine as a RAID1
mirrored, three ethernet port firewall ... but I'm not quite there
I've followed the guide at:
which had turned up on a debian list search to try to set up the
RAID1 mirror of the boot/root drive. I installed to /dev/hdb1
(/dev/hda is the CDROM and perhaps I should have changed that first).
Loaded 2.2.20, got 2.4.19 sources, compiled RAID1 support into the
kernel (still can't get rid of one complaint about a missing
character set module but don't think that's causing any real
problems), made the identical /dev/hdc1 into a somewhat smaller linux
autodetect RAID format partition, mounted it as 2nd drive in a RAID1
mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-disks=2 missing /dev/hdc1
which worked fine, mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdc1, mount it to /mnt1,
cp -ax / /mnt, tweak /etc/fstab ... /dev/md0 mounts fine, tweak lilo
conf to boot from /dev/md0, reboot -- fine, finally come to add
/dev/hdb1 into the array after resetting the partition type to
autodetect RAID ...
.. no go, system complains that /dev/hdb1 is mounted or that an inode
md: can not impport hdb1, has active inodes!
md: error, md_import_device() returned -16
I assume that's because the boot is still from /dev/hdb but if so,
how come the howto says this should work. Seems that nothing I do
can shift this and if I set the partition back to linux I find I
can't mount the drive despite rebooting as I get:
mount: /dev/hdb1 already mounted or /mnt1 busy
/mnt1 isn't busy (I can create a completely new mount point: no
difference) and mount shows that /dev/hdb1 isn't mounted.
I've tried all sorts of tweaking with lilo.conf to remove any calls
to /dev/hdb but either these don't change anything, or else lilo
complains that it can't install to the target (e.g. /dev/md0).
As usual, I've read through the docs and man pages and done some
searching around but can't find any explanations.
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