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On 02/03/2006, at 9:40 PM, Andrew Gaylard wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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