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From: Michael Owen <mowen@...>
Subject: RE: mirrored root silo problems
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:23:42 -0700
> Also I do not have a separate /boot partition.
>

IIRC, this is the problem. I'm doing mirroring on a Blade 100, and I had to
setup my disks with a standalone /boot partition, and it wouldn't work any
other way. 

(IDE, but it should work the same for SCSI)

mowen-sparc ~ # fdisk -l /dev/hd[ac]

Disk /dev/hda (Sun disk label): 16 heads, 255 sectors, 58851 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4080 * 512 bytes

   Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1  u          0        34     69360   83  Linux native
/dev/hda2            34       524    999600   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda3             0     58851 120056040    5  Whole disk
/dev/hda4           524     58851 118987080   fd  Linux raid autodetect

Disk /dev/hdc (Sun disk label): 16 heads, 255 sectors, 58851 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4080 * 512 bytes

   Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc2  u          0       524   1068960    3  SunOS swap
/dev/hdc3             0     58851 120056040    5  Whole disk
/dev/hdc4           524     58851 118987080   fd  Linux raid autodetect

mowen-sparc ~ # cat /boot/silo.conf
partition = 1
root = /dev/md0
timeout = 50
read-only
default=2.6.5
append=" md=0,/dev/hda4,/dev/hdc4 "
image = /kernel-2.6.5
        label = 2.6.5

-- 
Mike

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