> On 6 Sep 2004, at 18:40, Conall O'Brien wrote:
> Will it install itself onto two disks using Linux software RAID-1 ?
No. But it is quite straightforward to convert. I installed rc1 sarge, 2.6
kernel on one sata disk and then followed these instructions
to convert over to raid 1 using mdadm. There was a broken mkinitrdtools in
the rc1 I used, but waited a few days on one disk to pick up the bug fix
from an update and then switch to raid went smoothly.
There are a couple of minor things missing from the above instructions.
>From memory, you need a mkswap at the same time you're making the fs on
degraded raid and you need to mkdir the excluded /proc and /boot after the
rsync. I also excluded /sys.
Using 2.6 kernel from sarge, I didn't need to recompile, just made sure
mdadm was started at init time using wajig reconfigure mdadm before making
An earlier post questioned raid on /boot. I followed the instructions
above, made it a raid partition, put grub on both MBRs, and put two
stanzas in the grub menu allowing me to boot from either disk in degraded
raid. Made sense to me.
My Asus P4C800 Deluxe motherboard has two on-board sata controllers, so I
used one channel from each for raid, on the assumption that the two disks
will be more isolated in the case of failure. Don't know if this is true,
but saw some similar suggestions for SCSI.
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