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I seem to be experiencing similar problems with Fedora Core 2.
I've set up a RAID array on md0, which starts successfully if I do a raidstart on the device.
I've also reconfigured GRUB to boot to the primary RAID disk (sda as hd0), and FC2 does load successfully.
However, RAID services [FAILED] on start up, and /dev/md0 isn't mounted. I have to manually start the RAID array, then mount the disk.
I am thinking I can't add /dev/md0 to the fstab until RAID successfully starts on boot.
Does anyone know what is going wrong, and can help me out? (answers might help Kheldar too).
RAID is now working from boot with Fedora Core 2 with S-ATA.
Here's how I did it this time:
1) Installed FC2 normally
2) Set up raidtab and raid arrays as per instructions
3) Reinstalled FC2 from scratch, choosing to manually partition. This FC2 installer detects your existing RAID arrays (if you've done it correctly) and you can choose to mount /dev/md0, /dev/md1, /dev/mdx as root, /boot, /var or whatever. Format as ext3, and then FC2 installs onto the RAID devices. Thus Robert is your father's brother.
It may not be necessary to perform steps 1 & 2. You -may- be able to set up the RAID arrays from scratch if you manually partition the first time around.
Hope this saves someone a lot of hassle and headaches.