Software RAID 1, if one drive fails I can't boot just from the other!

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by oskare100, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. oskare100

    oskare100 New Member

    I've software RAID installed with one SATA and one ATA/IDE drive. It is a combined controller so I had to add noprobe=/dev/hdc to the kernel boot line. Now the disks are named /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. There are four partitions, /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 are the /dev/md0 root partition and then /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 are the swap partition.

    First when I removed one drive I just came to the grub command line..

    Then I tried to do this in grub to make both drives bootable:
    grub>device (hd0) /dev/sda
    grub>root (hd0,0)
    grub>setup (hd0)
    grub>device (hd1) /dev/sdb
    grub>root (hd1,0)
    grub>setup (hd1)

    Now it looks like normal when I get to grub apart from that the background of the boot screen is black instead of blue and then the computer just restarts when it is supposed to start/boot the system.

    Any ideas of how I can solve this problem?

    Regards Oskar
  2. lano

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