Since this thread has been quiet a few days I'll respond to the hijack...
Originally Posted by xj25vm
Does this involve any particular reconfiguration of the system?
For years I've been setting the partition type to fd
(RAID autodetect) for Linux software RAID even though I was using mdadm. After reading here at LQ (probably a post by wildwizard) that partition type da
(non-fs data) should be used instead, I tried it successfully with Slackware 14.0.
I used a /etc/mdadm.conf file in both cases (mdadm --detail --scan > /etc/mdadm.conf) though I'm not sure if the system really needs the file to assemble the array. I boot with an initrd with both it and lilo configured for RAID.
The partition type da
seems to work fine as long as I don't configure a spare device. (Need to investigate the spare device problem when I have time.)
Your results may be different if you're depending upon a command in rc.local to assemble the array.
... end of encouraging the thread hijacking ...