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Re: Root partition on raid?

From: Tonton
Subject: Re: Root partition on raid?
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:22:01 +0200

Hi, no, I use mdadm. Can GRUB see/use/boot this?

Maybe this is way easier than I thought. Could you share how you configure
this on your end? 

On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:52:09 +0200
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> wrote:

> Tonton,
> Tonton wrote:
> > This is mostly a shot in the dark, but is it feasible to have a 
> > /boot
> > partition with a initramfs on a partition of it's own and then 
> > all the rest
> > of / on a raid partition?  
> Sure.  I do this on my home server, so I never have to worry about 
> rebooting headlessly after swapping a RAID drive (or have to 
> install GRUB on every single one).
> > To make it work kernel, initramfs, mdadm, GRUB and some other 
> > tools would
> > need to be copied to the /boot partition from store, but this is 
> > potentially
> > worthwhile?  
> You've lost me here, though.  Why is this needed?  What needs to 
> work?
> Oh…  are you using some hardware RAID that GRUB can't see?
> Does it provide advantages that mdraid wouldn't?
> Kind regards,
> T G-R


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