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>Anyway... it was quite cool to realize the 2.6 kernel handles partitioned
>raid, now, and with direct boot-time kernel raid assembly, I could run
>root on raid6 without an initrd/initramfs!
That is pretty cool that you recognize a partitioned raid at boot.
>As I was dreading the
>complexity of an initrd solution, I grabbed the opportunity to avoid it
>and still have a raid-backed root, when I saw it!
The initrd part of setup is easy if you use genkernel. The only issue I
had was using an out of kernel driver but that can be handled by the
--callback="emerge driver name" and adding the driver to
You will also need to set lvmraid=[raid device] real_root=[lvm device]
on your kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst
> So, no root on LVM here!
The reason for lvm root is that you can resize the root partition. It
is also trivial to setup a secondary rescue root partition in case you
mess up your system.
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