Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (2912 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [SLE] Move from single drive to software RAID
  • From: Chris Cameron <chris@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:31:51 -0700
  • Message-id: <200502261531.51397.chris@xxxxxxxxx>
Very late follow up, but just for anyone who is interested.

The way I fixed my problem was to change the root device to /dev/md0
from md1. Don't know why it didn't like md1, but switched those two,
and I'm currently typing this from my computer with a software raid /

If anyone else is doing something similar, something I didn't cover
below that is important, you have to remake your initrd with mkinitrd.

Thanks to Ken Schneider for his help on this.


On February 22, 2005 08:01 am, Chris Cameron wrote:
> Over the weekend I worked on moving my current SuSE 9.1 installation
> from a single IDE drive to 2 RAID'd SCSI drives using software RAID.
> I hooked up my SCSI drives with the IDE drive still attached, created
> the following in YaST:
> /dev/sda1 47M Linux Native
> /dev/sda2 517.6M Linux RAID
> /dev/sda3 33.6GB Linux RAID
> /dev/sdb1 47M Linux Native
> /dev/sdb2 517.6M Linux RAID
> /dev/sdb3 33.6GB Linux RAID
> /dev/md0 1GB MD RAID (From sda2 and sdb2)
> /dev/md1 67.3GB MD RAID (From sda3 and sdb3)
> md0 is formated swap, md1 is formated reiser. sda1 and sdb1 were
> intended to be /boot, but not RAID'd. sd[a,b]1 were formated ext2.
> I copied over all of / to md1, and all of /boot to sd[a,b]1, changed
> the fstab on the md1 drive, changed Grubs menu.lst and installed Grub
> on hd1 (as the IDE drive was still there, I assume hd1 was the first
> SCSI drive). Just as a temporary step, I rebooted and had Grub come
> up from the IDE drive. I edited the boot string for the SCSI drive,
> and told it to boot. It started to boot, but stopped at (from
> memory, sorry)
> Waiting for device /dev/md1 to appear:
> So I'm thinking my SCSI card kernel module or the RAID module (or
> both) aren't loaded by this point. To further add to that, I've found
> that after a reboot trying to mount md1 from the command line doesn't
> always work the first time.
> Anyone know what's going on?
> Thanks,
> Chris

< Previous Next >