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From: Andrew Gaylard <ag@...>
Subject: Re: alpha newbie question
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:40:46 +0200
kloeri@g.o wrote:

>That should work fine using a hardware raid controller. If using
>software raid I'd recommend against using raid on /. Even if you can
>apply some hackish solution to make it boot the bootloader won't
>understand software raid so it can only be a hack. / isn't worth all
>that trouble in my opinion as it can easily be rebuilt if needed.
>  
>

Surely, all the bootloader needs to know about is /boot?
On my alpha I had no end of trouble trying to use XFS for /,
until I realised that the bootloader only understood ext2.
The solution was to make a separate ext2 partition for /boot,
put the kernels there.

In this way, the bootloader can find the kernels and load them,
and the kernels know how to mount / as type XFS.

Surely similar reasoning applies to software RAID?
(I haven't tried it, but I am very curious to know...)

Now an unrelated question:  can I add IDE disks to my 433au
(Miata)?  If so, are there certain types that are recommended?
Are there any limitations? (e.g. must I boot off SCSI disks?)

Also, under Tru64, I could make bootable tape backups.
Is there a way to get similar functionality in Linux?

Thanks,
Andrew.
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