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Re: Fatal: Only RAID1 devices are supported as boot devices

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 10:16:09PM +0100, Nick Douma wrote:
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> Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> > Mathieu Malaterre put forth on 12/3/2009 12:03 PM:


> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
> > 
> > You are up against an _intentional_ design limitation.
> > 
> Why would they intentionally limit booting from this type of RAID setup?
> Is it suddenly alright to boot from a firmware RAID that presents the
> RAID0 array as a single disk? The implications are the same, the
> difference is that Linux probably cannot detect it.

I think you need to think abit more about it, with hardware raid, the
disk is present to the bios as a single disk. With software raid it is

(if memory serves me correctly), lilo and gurb use int13 to load the
kernel and pass of to it. int13 has no idea of raid0 striping ...

plus it seems sort of silly to have /boot on a stripe raid0, loose 1
disk and it all goes

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