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lano 23rd July 2007 10:07

Problem with install Debian Etch on a Software Raid 1
 
Hi
I need someone to tell me, what I am doing wrong. I installed Etch on 2x 250GB sata disks acording to instruction that I found on this site http://ads.wars-nicht.de/blog/archiv...ATA-disks.html
However, when I remove sdb disk, system will boot fine from sda, but when I remove sda disk, system will not boot.
Looks like the grub is not installed on sdb disk. Could someone please tell me, how to fix this, or maybe even some other way to install software raid1? Perfect setup maybe? :)

Thanks, David

falko 24th July 2007 14:38

Can you post the output of
Code:

df -h
or
Code:

mount
? I guess the partition where /boot is on isn't mirrored.

lano 25th July 2007 10:07

Here is, how I solved the problem. Problem was, that grub wasnt installed in /dev/sdb. So I did folowing steps:

First I edited /boot/grub/menu.lst to make sure that system will boot from sdb.
Code:

vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
On top of existing stanza I put:
Code:

title          Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386 (hd1)
root            (hd1,0)
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/md2 ro
initrd          /initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386
savedefault
boot

then I started grub command shell `grub`
Code:

grub
At the 'grub' shell prompt I created new boot records for both drives:
Code:

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
root (hd1,0)
setup (hd1)
quit

Test went fine this time.
Final step was adding fallback entry, that will automaticlly choose the next item in the menu if the first one fails. In /boot/grub/menu.lst I added entry `fallback 1` just below the `default 0` entry.
Code:

vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
Code:

default 0
fallback 1

Replacement of the simulated failed disk went perfect by Falko's instructions here http://www.howtoforge.com/replacing_..._a_raid1_array .

Any comment or better solution is apritiated.

David


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