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RE: [SLE] please!! help me, completly lost!
  • From: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 23:02:42 +0100 (BST)
  • Message-id: <XFMail.040504230242.Ted.Harding@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 04-May-04 Joao - Calcados Jacob S/A wrote:
> i actually have 4 20 Gig disks, 2 of then into an raid1 (software)
> and another two for backups pourpouses, but my poor raid is actualy
> 97% full..... and if our dear shoes designers save another 200 megs
> files, i´ll probably will have my face into a dart target...
> [...]
> BUT I CAN´T BOOT! please, i´m completly newby with boot loaders
> over linux machines, i´ve been searching discussion lists like these,
> googling a lot ever the last week, but everywhere where someone tell
> woh to make it, theres a lack of information exacly where they say how
> to transfer the boot, and time is going short!
>
> P.S : not shure about wich boot loader actualy using.. LILO or GRUB,
> both are installed, and can´t restart server over next 3 weeks!
>
> using SUSE 8.1
>
> any help, even a link, would be very welcome.

I recall, some years ago, installing SuSE (?7.1/2) on someone's
machine which was equipped with hard drives configured as RAID..

As I recall, there was an issue about booting from a RAID setup.
Basically, you needed either to have the boot stuff on a non-RAID
drive, or else to boot from a floppy. If the boot files were on
the RAID array then it would not work.

I don't know if things have changed since then, and I certainly
don't claim any reliable knowledge of RAID setups.

So if any of you thinks this may have something to do with Joao's
problems, and knows about RAID and booting, then please spell out
for him how to proceed!

Ted.


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