Fedora 11 RAID 1, Disk failure - How to boot from the single working disk
my Fedora 11 system is not starting anylonger. It stops with the message:
I am quite new and do not know so much about linux system, so i do not know what further information you could need. Maybe it can be important, that both disks are encryped (the system wents so far, that I can type in the password).
Thanks in advance,
Maybe you should use a simpler setup than encrypted ext4 on software RAID1 next time. And before you put valuable data on the system, test that you can actually recover from a failing disk.
Your hardware might not actually be bad, it may be due to some problem with the software.
I recommend that you try to boot from a CD or DVD and mount your filesystems, get your important data off, and reinstall your system.
The master boot record can only be stored on one disk, so while there is redundancy with the two drives in RAID 1 if the drive with the MBR on it dies then you need to boot to a rescue disk and use grub to reinstall a new MBR. Google for "reinstall grub" and you will find plenty of guides to do this.
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