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From: Mark Watts (m.watts_at_eris.qinetiq.com)
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 03:41:02 CST
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I've done it with mandrake 8.2/9.0
You need to have at least /boot as a non-raid partition.
> On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Jordan T. wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Is there a way to install mdk 9.0 with software-raid on the root
> > filesystem? (raid-1).
> > The software-raid HOWTO says to have your root filesystem raid'd you have
> > to install it then move it onto an already raided harddrive, this
> > requires a spare drive that i dont have. Surely there must be a way to
> > install it already raid'd ?
> I don' trust software RAID with a root filesystem (and it's more admin
> overhead), so what I normally do is make a small (ie 250MB) root
> partition on the front of (for RAID1) both disks, and then just duplicate
> (partimage, dd etc) the root filesystem from the live partition to the
> spare one. You don't lose much space, but you are still redeundant enough
> to get back up quickly to the point where you can restore backups of any
> files that have changed on the root fs since you last duplicated.
> The rest of the disk would get set up with RAID1's, or 1 big RAID1 and LVM
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