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Old 10-10-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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setting up raid autodetect for boot?

I plan to move my /home and /var/www directories over to two raid mirrors I have, and the mirrors are set up perfectly, except for the fact that I can't seem to figure out how to set up raid autodetect

I'm using kernel 2.6.8

^^ That link defines 3 steps at the beginning of section 7.2, and it'd be great if someone could take me into greater detail on step 1, and also checking step 2 and making changes if necessary. I think step 2 is fine, but step 1 is where i'm having issues, and they go into no detail on that page.

for starters, can someone help me out with:
1) do the kernel images from the apt repositories have/support autodetection?
2) if not, what do i need to do to obtain it? maybe just add a module(s)?
3) if the kernels already support autodetection, then what else do i need to do to get these raid arrays detected on boot?

add any other supplemental/additional information you think would be helpful or overall good to know.

I've been messing with this and googling for a while, but I can't find critical details that should probably come from someone who has set this up before
Old 01-25-2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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Hi FilesLikeABrick,

did you get some light behind your question? If yes... can you share, please?
I try to set up a sonftware RAID and can't figure out, how this autodetection thing works...

I have persistent super-blocks installed, and the partition types are set to 0xfd, too.
If the howto is right, there must be something with the kernel autodetection...

I use debian sarge with kernel 2.6.8.

Thank you very much,


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