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Old 12-03-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question RAID 1 problem

I have a server that has a hardware RAID controller set to RAID 1. It seems to be working fine except that when I boot up, it tries to mount the boot partition on both drives. Since it can't mount both, it doesn't mount either.

I am running Red Hat 9.0 from a command line. I'm pretty sure there isn't even a windows manager installed. I just updated the kernel to the latest kernel but it keeps booting the old kernel because I can't get to the grub.conf file to update it.

My first question is how is the OS even seeing both drives? With hardware RAID, shouldn't the operating system just see one drive?

My main question is how do I get to the grub.conf file to make changes if I can't mount the boot partition?

I know that I am not providing much information here but the other problem is that this server is in a colocation site the is 30 to 40 minutes away from where I am. I suppose if I went there, I could crack open the case and disconnect one drive but there must be an easier way. Obviously the OS can see the boot partition, otherwise it wouldn't boot.

If I haven't provided enough information, what should I look for if I go to the colocation site?

Thanks in advance
Old 12-30-2003, 10:18 PM   #2
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Check your RAID cards BIOS, if it's BIOS check out, your kernel may not be setup to use your RAID card


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