[clug] How to make my server robust for booting

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Tue Sep 10 23:36:43 UTC 2019

It might be one of those things that varies with the version of the BIOS
that is on the server.

I'd be interested to hear what others have to say as this is something
I've to do but could find a "grub redundancy" solution.


On 11/9/19 08:49, Tony Lewis via linux wrote:
> What I'm stuck on is how to handle a failure of the drive where GRUB
> is installed.  I thought it might be as simple as doing grub-install
> /dev/sd[bcd] (as well as on /dev/sda) and BIOS would just find *a*
> copy of GRUB and be able to continue the boot process.
> It's not working in VirtualBox at least.  If I let it boot unaided, it
> cannot find a bootable medium (expected behaviour). If I interrupt
> that with F12 and choose the second hard drive to boot from, it locks
> up.  It might be a VirtualBox thing, and so the physical server would
> be OK.  Or more likely I don't understand what I'm doing.
> What's the best way to architect things so that a failed hard drive
> where GRUB is installed, is easily handled?
> Tony

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