[Wolves] Linux software RAID ?
binaryboy at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Dec 28 16:44:06 GMT 2003
>>>>I was wondering, how easy is it to setup software RAID ?
>>>>Would I be able to put my OS on say two disks setup as RAID 0? Or can
>>>>the OS not live on a software RAID partition?
>>>The OS can only reside on a software RAID1 partition. This works as both
>>>disks contain an identical copy of the partition either of which can be
>>>used by the boot loader. The full software RAID support is not available
>>>until the kernel and the relevant modules have been loaded.
>>'ang on a minute....
>>Maybe I'm being thick (a distinct possibility :) ) but I thought you
>>could put /boot in a diddy little partition containing an initrd or
>>somesuch and have the rest as software RAID0 (since the modules and
>>whatnot could be loaded as the initial ramdisk)?
>>Or maybe I am tripping, or complicating things.
>You CAN do this but it really complicates the disk partitioning and the
>slightest slip up in a kernel upgrade can result in an unbootable system
>(unless you have a boot floppy with the right kernel & modules).
My system at the moment has /boot as a 100meg partition and everthing
else (including /home) is in another. So this would work ok then??
My next question is how would you install the OS with this configuration
- Im used to a nice GUI when installing and I dont seem to remeber it
being an option in the disk portion part of the setup (but I could be
Ade (getting very tempted to try this)
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