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Re: Continue without install grub (y/n) confusion

2010/10/19 Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au>:
> Nuno Magalhães wrote:
>> I had a similar problem recently where some package failed to install,
>> which caused grub to fail as well. Switching to a console and issuing
>> aptitude install grub did the trick.
> I had a different problem, not sure it should have been.
> Installed Debian from 5.06 netinst using ssh.
> Setup RAID6 over 6 drives (single partition on each drive), lvm2 of that and
> there was no way I could install grub [lilo failed, but I didn't want lilo
> anyway].
> Dropped back to allocating 2 partitions per drive and using the smaller one
> as a 6 way RAID1 mirror for /boot -- then RAID6 for the large partitions
> with lvm2 covering root and other areas; then I could install grub.

"/boot" can only be on raid1 because the bootloaders need to access
before mdadm assembles the array and, with raid1, the bootloaders can
access one of the submirrors.

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