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From: "David F. Newman" <dnewman@...>
Subject: Re: mirrored root silo problems
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 17:34:53 -0400
On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 19:56, Jason Wever wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:44:48 -0400
> "David F. Newman" <dnewman@...> wrote:
> > 
> > I should point out that I have also tried root=/dev/sda1.  Also I do not
> > have a separate /boot partition.
> 
> It's been a while since I've played with this, but if I recall correctly,
> you will need a partition that isn't part of the raid.  In particular, the
> second.b file will need to live there as well as your silo.conf as SILO
> cannot comprehend RAID setups at that stage of it's loading.

Bingo.  That was it.  It took a little while using the liveCD to break
the mirrors, repartition, dump/restore, reboot on new partition layout,
create new mirrors, reboot on new mirror, hotadd other mirror, but it's
working good now.  Having non-raided /boot partitions seems less than
ideal, but it works and that's all I care about.

Thanks.

-Dave


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