In <20100815190053.GA4521@gandalf.home.lxtec.de>, Elimar Riesebieter wrote: >How do I set up mdadm to create the root array witout an initramfs? You can't. mdadm is a user-space binary that can't be compiled into the kernel images. Therefore, to run mdadm you need an initramfs, or the file system containing '/' must already be mounted by the kernel. Last I checked, it is possible to have the kernel itself start the root array, via a (series of) kernel command-line arguments. However, this doesn't use mdadm or any of its configuration files. Similarly, mdadm doesn't read the kernel command-line, so it is possible the configurations to diverge. It may be possible to have a GRUB2 hook to generate the kernel command-line arguments from the mdadm configuration, but I've not seen such a hook. In the absence of such a hook (or when you are not using GRUB2 as your bootloader), you should simply use an initramfs. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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