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Old 11-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
sixleaf
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Boot from RAID 1


Ok I've been googling this for what seems like forever and basically I was wondering if it is possible to set up what I would consider "true" software RAID1 where 2 disks are identical, rather than 1 having a /boot partition because surely that means that if a disk does actually die then although data is rescueable the system is unbootable? All the information seems conflicting and things seem to change over time anyhow.

To put this in context I'm trying to set up a 4 disk NAS Box. I was using 2x2 RAID1(mobo raid) and using windows 7, but I'd like to use the license on a new PC rather than burning it on a lil NAS box. So i'm investigating options.
 
Old 11-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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http://wiki.yobi.be/wiki/Debian_Soft_Raid
http://www200.pair.com/mecham/raid/r...aded-etch.html

Grub 0.97 is outdated, so be careful about the Grub.
Otherwise this (second) side describes perfectly the process of booting from RAID. I know, I have implemented this succesfully according to this web page.

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