Subject: Re: RAIDframe bootability
To: Greg Oster <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/2001 09:11:27
Greg Oster wrote:

> > I know the raid(4) man page says it only works on alpha and pmax, 
> That's referring to booting a kernel *directly* from a RAID 1 (mirror) set.
> Alpha, pmax and vax (hmm.. should update that man-page, I guess :) ) 
> boot blocks know how to grab a kernel directly from a RAID 1 set.  
> I believe i386 boot blocks are somewhat aware of this as well.

Yes the i386 has some fledgling support for this - /boot understands
RAID 1 sets, but installboot(8) needs to grow some magic before it is

Simon Burge                            <>
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