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Old 04-26-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Raid array broken RedHat 7.2

I rebooted the server and when it came back up I got the error:
Mkraid: aborted see syslog and proc/mdstat for potential clues.

Beofre this it starts to remount the file system in read-write mode:
Finding module dependencies:
Starting up RAID devices: md0 /dev/md1: Invalid Argument
/dev/md1 is not a RAID0 or Linear array!
md1 /dev/md3: Invalid Argument
/dev/md3 is not a RAID0 or Linear array!
md3 /dev/md4: Invalid Argument
/dev/md4 is not a RAID0 or Linear array!
md4 /dev/md5: Invalid Argument
Handling MD device /dev/md5
analyzing super-block
/dev/md3: device too small (0kB)

I didn't set up this system nor have I ever set up an array in Linux. I tried fsck and e2fsck no super-block and mkfs2 -n would not tell me where the back up super blocks are, now I am stuck. Could someone point in the right direction?

Thanks for any help.

Old 06-29-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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What is the output of 'cat /proc/mdstat' ?
Old 06-29-2005, 09:40 PM   #3
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Now might be a good chance for you to install an OS that has received security updates at some point in the last year .

Anyways, what chipsets do you have for the harddrives,e tc.


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