Subject: Re: i386 booting into RAID?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/22/2005 11:52:59
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:22:39PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
>> Malcolm Herbert wrote:
>>> I'm putting together a system with two internal disks in a mirror
>>> configuration and I'd like to do away with the need to have the extra
>>> small slice to house the kernel outside the RAID device.
>> Erm, doesn't this work anyway without jumping through hoops? I've never
>> tried it, but the raidctl man page claims that the bootloader can read a
>> kernel straight from a raid1 set.
> He wants to read the kernel directly (not via raidctl) from an individual
> disk which later in the boot sequence becomes part of a raid set.
That has worked since 1.6.x on i386. Just create a raid set and
run installboot on each components 'a' partition.
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