[CentOS] Autodetecing RAID members upon boot... need to update initrd?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Mon Nov 10 20:14:04 UTC 2008


Tim Nelson wrote:

> If my assumptions are correct, the onboard drives are detected first, then
> the arrays assembled, and after the system has passed control from the
> initrd to boot, THEN the addon controller is detected and hence the third
> drive (sdc). If I am correct, then I need to update my initrd for the system
> to see and use that third drive during the boot process. Can anyone lend a
> few tips or pointers on how to proceed? I essentially need the sata_sil
> driver to be included in the initrd.


Check the man page for mkinitrd, it's pretty self explanatory. I suggest
you back up the existing initrd first, just in case there's a problem.

nate



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