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Old 11-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2010 cannot boot after installation on Raid 1

I tried to install Mandriva 2010 on a raid 1 device. I built up a 20G raid 1 during the installation process and mount it as /, a 4G raid device for swap, and the installation finished without issue. But I cannot go into the system after reboot, it always says 'cannot find /dev/md0' during startup. I don't know what I did wrong. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you.
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If I remember correctly, the kernels & bootloader cannot reside in an md array. You need to create a seperate /boot partition that is not inside the raid array. About 100MB should be enough.
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IIRC a /boot partition can be as small as 25 MB, but 100 is not too large, depending on if you remove older kernel versions after installing and testing updated kernels
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Problem solved. I have five drives on a controller card. I had to unplug all the drives on the controller card to install the system on raid-1 successfully, then replug the drives again. Otherwise, the fstab file will be messed up, so the system cannot find the raid-1 array after reboot.


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