Subject: Re: RAID in NetBSD-1.4.2
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
From: Mike Pelley <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/07/2000 09:56:29
> A doubt I have (I has asked this in my other mail also): you say you used
> wd0f and wd1f for your raid.  Is it possible that after you make you make
> a RAID 1 device (for mirroring), you can mount wd0f separately ?  I ask
> this because (I have a similar setup as yours) but also have Linux, and I
> want to mount wd0f from Linux.  Ofcourse I realized mounting it from Linux
> could put both partitions out of sync, but I still ask ... :)

I don't believe you would be able to mount the raid partition in any manner
under Linux.  The individual raid partitions on the two mirrored drives are
not in the same format as a regular partition, and Linux would not support
the raid format.

If mounting the partition from Linux directly is a priority I think you
would have to forgo raid altogether.  If Linux was running on another
machine on the same network, however, it would be fairly easy to mount the
partition over NFS.

CU!  Mike.