Suggestion: Disk Druid changes

Gerry Reno greno at
Thu Jul 5 14:16:04 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Gerry Reno wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  As I mentioned in another post, I have been using a technique that 
>> at least for me greatly simplifies moving to and from RAID-1 on any 
>> system.  I do this by installing the system on a degraded RAID-1 
>> array and then later it is very simple to make the system true RAID 
>> by just adding the missing drive/partitions.
>>  From the other Fedora 8/9 wishlist post:
>>  Another thing in Disk Druid that I would like to see is the ability 
>> to install on a degraded RAID-1 array where I declare RAID-1 but then 
>> the second mirror is missing.  I install this way all the time on 
>> systems and then when I add the second hard drive later and place it 
>> into the array, it just syncs.  Want to go back to just a single 
>> drive - no problem.  Just fault the device and remove it.  No 
>> complicated remounting filesystems or anything - very smooth.  This 
>> way you're always on an md device.  I would like to see this actually 
>> become the default.  It makes it very easy to convert a system to 
>> RAID-1 later on if the user would like to do so without any 
>> complicated procedures necessary.
> You might want to file RFE's in
> Rahul
  Will do.  Just wanted to see what kind of take up there was for the idea.


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