[clug] Mirroring boot disk on Debian

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Thu Nov 18 09:12:25 GMT 2004

On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 02:00:30PM +1100, Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> Anyone done this or can give me pointers??
> I've had two goes & am not happy with the result...
> Debian (sarge/testing) has install options of LVM or Neil Brown's MDADM
> [multi-disk.  Not quite mirroring...]
> Debian doesn't support booting from either. [or so it says]
> The sarge-installer's version of LVM concatenated the disks, [raid 0], did
> not seem to offer me raid 1 :-(
> Found a package 'raidtools2' & read the doco - gives two methods of
> creating bootable mirrored disk.  Is this "the one true way"??
> [apologies in advance, not meant to offend, just my humour]

Were you using a current (fresh from the oven) debian-installer image? Last
time I tried, it would do LVM on RAID, and mdadm is mirroring...



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