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From: Dave <dave.mehler@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] software raid, mdadm is not finding disks
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:06:40
Message-Id: 240A306B711643E3AC13C778EE14B167@hades
1 Hello,
2 I'm a new user trying out Gentoo though not a new Linux user. I
3 wanted to try software raid1. I've got only one machine so this had to go in
4 to a virtual machine, i installed from the 2008 minimal iso image, the
5 install went fine, while chrooted /dev/md* devices were working fine, fdisk,
6 mke2fs, and software installs all worked fine. Upon reboot i'm seeing mdadm
7 trying to detect the two disks, and not succeeding, therefor unable to mount
8 /dev/md3 and i'm getting a kernel panic. The disks are /dev/sda and /dev/sdb
9 two scsi disks on a virtual LSI controller.
10 I then thought boot with the minimal iso again, which i did and
11 atempt to mount /dev/md3 manually. I'm getting an error that i must specify
12 the filesystem type and when i do type mdraid is unknown. Any help welcome.
13 Thanks.
14 Dave.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] software raid, mdadm is not finding disks Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>