[Wylug-help] Fedora, IDE and RAID

Gary Stainburn gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
Tue Dec 4 13:47:43 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 27 November 2007 13:44, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> Hi folks
> I'm just about to set up  a Fedora box with 3 320GB HDDs and I want to set
> up software RAID. Anyone got any good pointers on links on how to do this?
> Gary

Hi folks

After listening to a few suggestions I've set up a test server.  All of this 
is done through software raid configured using Druid as part of the FC7 

I've put 3x80GB HDD's in as sda,sdb and sdc.

sda1, sdb1 and sdc1 as /dev/md0 raid1 /boot
sda2, sdb2 and sdc2 as /dev/md1 raid5 swap
sda3, sdb3 and sdc3 as /dev/md2 raid5 /

Everything works fine, boots up, services run etc.
However, when I try to test the RAID by booting up with one of the disks 
disconnected GRUB fails to start Linux. It doesn't matter which disk I remove 
it behaves the same.

Am I expecting too much or am I just missing something? I thought that this 
was the point of RAID.

Gary Stainburn
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