Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-15-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2012
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
how to boot ubuntu when there is a degraded RAID5 without initramfs stoppin the boot

I have ubuntu installed on /dev/sde drive
I have in addition a RAID5 array defined of partitions from other drives (not the system drive).
When I degrade the RAID5 (by pooling out one of the RAID drives)and try to reboot UBUNTU it gets into initramfs declaring that there is a degraded raid array.
This is a remote system and I must have it restarted without stopping in the initramfs.
1. I modified /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/mdadm to have the line: BOOT_DEGRADED=true
2. Just to make sure I also ran: sudo dpkg-reconfigure msadm and set the boot degraded option through this tool too.

nothing help it stops the boot in the initramfs and require manual feedback in order to proceed.

Since the system is not even installed on the degraded raid there is no real reason to stop it, what can I do to force UBUNTU to start regardless of the status of the RAID array which is used only for users data.


boot, degraded, initramfs, raid

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot problem - "Gave up waiting for root device.", (initramfs) for ubuntu 9.10 kumar116 Linux - Hardware 2 06-21-2010 04:10 PM
mdadm RAID5 degraded/rebuild access issues. dbrazeau Linux - Software 5 04-15-2010 12:12 PM
Fixing degraded RAID5 array ivanmacx Linux - Server 4 11-07-2009 03:59 AM
raid1 degraded after every boot personalsoft_fabiano Linux - Server 4 01-17-2009 04:19 AM
Software RAID-1 unable to boot degraded keithk23 Linux - Server 2 09-27-2006 08:52 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration