Re: Problems installing BRUB with RAID5
Damon L. Chesser wrote:
Just adding more info on the on the raid0 and raid1 and grub. I have
just remembered where I got that info from. RHEL-4 will only let you
select raid0 or raid1 for the /boot partition, or for / if /boot is not
a separate partition during install. I suspect this is a RHEL issue and
not a grub issue, but truly, I don't know. I just did not want to be
putting out bad info, so I thought I would expand on why I thought only
raid0 and raid1 would work for grub.
Chris Willard wrote:
I have a pc with 3x40GB IDE drives.
I have 2 RAID 5 devices setup-
/dev/md0 = 3 x 38GB as /
/dev/md1 = 3 x 2GB as SWAP
Debian base installs OK but when I get to the Grub installation I get a
"Fatal Error" message.
I am telling Grub to install on /dev/md0 but it won't install.
Any tips would be appreciated.
AFAIK, grub can only be set up on a raid0 or a raid1 device. So far,
I can not document this, but I seem to recall that fact. As others
said, you need to install grub on REAL devices. You can see
www.damtek.com for a (I hope rather thorough) walk through on how to
set up grub on a raid.
Since I can't find any documentation on the limits of raid and grub, I
suspect you can run raid5. Anybody willing to confirm this for me?
Damon L. Chesser