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

    Hello,
    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)
    grub>quit

    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

    lano New Member

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