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Re: Problems with mdadm and a usb harddrive.

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 01:18:33PM -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 12:07:53PM -0400, William Lynch wrote:
> > 
> > I have a question that I was hoping someone could help with. I'm  
> > using a RAID5 for storage. 3 disks. However, 2 of the discs are  
> > internal, and 1 is an external usb drive. When I restart the  
> > machine, /dev/sda1 (the usb drive) is never brought back up with the  
> > rest of the drive, and it's in a degraded state. It seems to do this  
> > (off of dmesg) because the usb drive is brought up after the raid5 is  
> > brought up. Is there any way to delay the startup of the raid5 until  
> > after usb drives are seen?
> > 
> At what point in boot is the raid5 setup?  At what point are USB drives
> detected?  If your root is on raid5, it likely has to be setup prior to
> detecting USB devices.

maybe rebuild the kernel with USB compiled in statically. 


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