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Old 02-16-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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newbee: redhat/xp and disks and superblocks


I am new to redhat and have xp on my new system.

I was trying to create a raid 1 set at the bios level.
the system had one 250 gb maxtor drive.

I bought 2 more drives (western digital) 250 gb drives.

I can't do a raid 1 as the maxtor has about 1 gb more space
than the wd drive.

So i bought some disk copy software and copied the maxtor to
a wd drive.

The copy software squaked at the redhat partions but
basically it copied the maxtor to wd.

When i try to boot with maxtor as system disk and the wd as
another drive it gets to a point that it tells me the
superblock is not the same size as the partion size. I can
understand that part. It tell's me to run fsck to correct
the problem. I think i understand this as well. It then asks for the "maintenance password".
I have searched the web but found very few answers and none
that tell how to set or reset the password to a known value.

I am using grub if that helps any?

Any comments?

Thanks for a reply.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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what are you trying to do? a raid array?

in the redhat installation, you have the opportunity to designate what partitions to put in a raid array.

maintenance password is usually root password
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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Maintenance password

If i can get a bootable wd drive - i think i have most of my problems fixed. Having said that, it does not reconize my root password but i do not know how to reset "maintenance password" to known one. This is my major stumbling block.

Thanks for the help so far - RSD123
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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might be the grub password, though
 
  


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