17th level Hacker

Software RAID and Linux

I’ve been setting up software RAID for the guys at Zamples, and I found the Boot Root RAID Lilo HOWTO to be quite informative. I had never seen that doc before, and it addressed exactly what I was trying to do. I wasn’t able to get the second drive booting directly, probably cause it’s a 200gig and the geometry reported is all screwy. But at least it appears that it should work if this were a normal configuration. What I’ve ended up doing is creating a boot floppy to load the system should the primary drive fail. It’s not pretty, but until I can dig into LILO and figure out what’s up (Yea! I’ll have time for that, sure ;-) this is a good enough solution.