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Re: [opensuse] adding hard drives and such
  • From: "Larry Stotler" <larrystotler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 23:11:05 -0400
  • Message-id: <9bb996600704052011y7a0bad09va3150ec52c7f9ecb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/5/07, Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
With any type of raid, any level?
I can understand this working with a mirror set: the kernel can load from
any one side. But what about level 5, for instance? There is no single
driver from which to load the kernel, you have to read from the three in
the precise order.

With initrd, it shouldn't matter.  The initrd ramdisk is small and
loaded first, but probably should be on the first disk, since you have
to specify a partition.  That's why I never liked software RAID.
Further, with an LVM, if you lose the first drive, then(from my
understanding), you can't get any data off the other drives.  That's
why I don't use it.
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