Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: Boot to Raid
- RAID is not built into the kernel, I believe it is provided as loadable
modules. And I am using the bootloader script which loads a custom
kernel, and the raid1.o module. So, I'm a bit confused on when the
modules actually load, with the first boot or the second?
I thought that boot was not really accomplished from a RAID (in RAID
systems), but from one of the disks participating in the RAID. Once the
boot is complete then the mirror (in my case) is activated and you get
Most of the documentation available on the web, has instructions to
modify the lilo.conf or GRUB loader. I don't believe the Kurobox (or
Linkstation) uses either? Does anyone have a pointer to some
documentation that describes Kurobox boot?
The worst part is I don't have a serial connection to this box, so I
can't see the boot messages, unless a successful boot, ARGH!
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "miggroups"
> <anthony.t.migliore@b...> wrote:
> > I have a kurobox HG running Debian (sarge), I've attached a duel IDE
> > cable and two drives. With the bootloader script (from gordo) I'm
> > running the vmlinux_2.4.20_mvl31-kurohg_custom kernel. I have
> > successfully made a raid1 /dev/md1 from /dev/hda3 and /dev/hdb3
> > partitions. I would like to make a raid1 out of the /dev/hda1 and
> > /dev/hdb1 partitions and boot to the raid /dev/md0 I believe I have
> > the /dev/md0 raid setup correctly, but I'm not sure how tell the
> > kuroboxHG to boot from /dev/md0 raid when using the bootloader script.
> > Does anyone have any ideas on how I can accomplish this?
> IS raid built into the kernel? Not only that I think there are a few
> options in there to have the root FS on raid and to boot from RAID.
> For a start you need any modules that is needed during runtime built
> into the kernel before RAID is started IIRC.
> You might want to look into this: