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From: Ben de Luca <bedel@...>
Subject: Re: alpha newbie question
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 22:41:55 +1100
On 02/03/2006, at 9:40 PM, Andrew Gaylard wrote:

> 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.

there is the usual  root  on raid how toos about. The kernel has to  
know what the raid set is, I havnt tried this on alpha but seeing you  
cant read the raidtab in etc its auto detected from the partion and  
disks. I dont know if the partioning that you need to use in alpha  
supports it? Maybe you can pass the kernel this info at boot.

> 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?)

I have a 433au without a scsi controller so I am sure it can boot off  
ide. I had problems with 2.4 running IDE disks when I was using a  
miata specific kernel. Generic worked fine though. Lots of messages  
about interrupts. I havn't turned my alpha on for a few years so  
maybe its fixed.

> Thanks,
> Andrew.
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