[CentOS] Install CentOS 6.3 to partitionable mdadm array
knura9 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 15:36:07 UTC 2012
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Hal Martin <hal.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm trying to install CentOS 6.3 to an mdadm partitionable array and
> not having any luck.
> The installer only allows me to create one file system per md device,
> or specify the md device as a LVM physical volume. I don't want to do
> either, I want to create one md device and create multiple partitions
> on top of the md device.
> I thought that perhaps the installer was preventing me from doing this
> because it wasn't possible to boot off a partitionable mdadm array,
> but through googling I don't believe this is the case. (See links at
> the bottom of this email)
Please see this thread from June/2012 on the subject matter
and the solution I found later on and posted in Oct/2012 --
I did install the latest dracut rpms per the bug reports listed in
above but the fix is not 100% - for example if the second disk fails,
I still get kernel panic
The first hit with search string "centos partitionable raid" gives me this
is already discussed in my June post.
It does install if you follow the steps listed for release 6.
In retrospect, I would suggest stay away from this method. Go the
traditional route; carve up the two disks per your requirements and
make the md devices for root, boot, home etc.
-- Arun Khan
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