Booting Wheezy Install on Software Raid 6
I'm in the process of assembling a storage system, and am running into
an issue while testing the setup in a VM.
The setup has 6 three terabyte harddrives that I'd like to put in RAID
6 (Eventually more will be added, expanding the array). I'd like
everything to be on there, with every HD capable of booting the system.
Ultimately the RAID 6 array will host an LVM partition that will be used
for the whole system (unless /boot is put a separate array).
I've made several attempts with the current Wheezy (testing) installer,
but all have failed at installing a bootloader. I've tried using the
whole disk as a RAID partition, setting up the disks with two partitions
(one small one as part of a RAID 1 array for boot, the rest of the drive
for the raid 6 array), and the same but with a gap at the front of the
drive (I've read that Grub sometimes needs this?).
Any suggestions or pointers? Most of what I've found seems to assume
you have a separate boot drive.