Originally Posted by Quakeboy02
It's been awhile since I messed with mdadm, but I remember a number of threads on what you're trying to do. Have you used the search function here on LQ? ------------->
I believe that with mdadm, you have to have a boot partition that's separate from your raid partition(s).
Yeah, tried searching for my particular problem. I've also tried several guides on how to migrate to a md-raid.
Your guess that you have a separate partition that is separate is not true. I've run and am running several debian installations that does exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. Debian is easier to setup the way I want to due to the raid option being present in the installer by default.
Back to the problem,
my investigations so far indicate either a problem with the initramfs package or udev not populating the /dev correctly. But though some have the same problem as I do I have found no solution to the problem.