Subject: Re: Kernel Booting From RAIDFrame
To: Caffeinate The World <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/2003 14:40:43
Caffeinate The World wrote:
> Has anything changed that would allow the kernel to be read directly
> from RAID 1 components on other architectures besides alpha and pmax?
vax supports raid1 booting now, and i386 to a lesser extent.
For i386, I dunno if simply leaving a little space (say 128kB) before
the "a" partition and writing the bootblocks into that gap with
/usr/mdec/installboot -b 16 /usr/mdec/biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0d
Another option on i386 is to use an LFS root filesystem since LFS can
move the offset of the first data segment with the -O option. I had a
box running with only LFS filesystems for a while and didn't have any
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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