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Re: Support for RAID in grub-setup

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Support for RAID in grub-setup
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 00:20:42 +0200
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On Monday 24 July 2006 15:36, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> I'm a bit behind the schedule I created for SoC (I had some unplanned
> things happening the last 2 weeks), but I've just committed the RAID
> support for grub-setup and I'm going to work on LVM support very soon.


> Grub-setup will ask Linux for the members of the RAID array that is
> given as destination device. It will then install on the MBRs of those
> devices and embed core.img after MBR. If it can't embed the core image
> it will fail, I'm not sure whether we should support reading core.img
> from a RAID array...

Personally, I like to see that every part can be read from a RAID device, but 
maybe not so important in reality....

> I let grub-setup put the RAID device directly into the prefix and put
> -2 in grub_install_dos_part. I've modified make_install_device() in
> init.c to leave the prefix alone when grub_install_dos_part is -2.

So, if my understanding is correct, core.img is read from a single disk, but 
the rest is handled in a RAID device, right?


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