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Old 10-15-2004, 04:06 AM   #1
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Failed RAID startup

So I installed gentoo on a software raid 1 setup,
got grub working and everything on it (was having some problems getting past the boot screen, but fixed that.)

Everything goes fine until it trys to bring up the RAID devices, at which point I get this:

* Starting up RAID devices: ...
* Trying .tmp.md3 [!!]

* Trying .tmp.md2 [!!]

* Trying .tmp.md1 [!!]

* Trying .tmp.md0 [!!]

* An error occurred during the RAID startup
* Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
* when you leave the shell.
I've checked out /proc/mdstat and everything checks out fine, so I haven't a clue what the next possible problem is. Any guesses out there?

Also: any one know why it's trying .tmp.md_ rather than /dev/md_ ? (In case the problem lies along those lines...)

Old 10-15-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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Alright folks, while waiting for a response (and yes, I realize it hasn't been long since I posted the question, so this is not a complaint, just a solution if anyone else has the same problem.) I figured out how to fix it.

What I ended up doing is from within the shell, I rebuilt /etc/mdadm.conf by simply running:

echo 'DEVICE /dev/hd*' > /etc/mdadm.conf
mdadm --detail --scan >> /etc/mdadm.conf
Hope that helps out anyone who has this problem in the future. (Or is currently having it.)


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