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Re: Debian can not boot from RAID-1

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com> wrote:

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Yuriy Kuznetsov wrote:

Hi Justin,

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com>wrote:

You can also boot a Linux Live CD (or system rescue CD) or knoppix and
fdisk -l - make sure you have a bootable partition and its the same one on
each of the raid-1 disk members.


Now when I go with rescue CD and do fdisk -l it's showing me RAIDs like a
single drive, ie /dev/sda for RAID1 and /dev/sdb for RAID5.
This is my first time experience with RAID but my impression is that as soon
as you gathered disks under RAIDs they would show up as single units in

Correct me if I'm wrong, please.


Disk /dev/sdb: 150.0 GB, 149989359616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 18235 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa49f8981

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        2090    16787893+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb2   *        2091       18235   129684712+  83  Linux

Does the partition containing /boot on your system have a '*' next to it as I show above (for /dev/sda)?


Hi Justin,

What does '*' mean?


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