[CentOS-docs] Install On Partitionable RAID1

Phil Schaffner P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org
Fri Jan 22 19:30:30 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 09:24 +0300, Lev Shamardin wrote:
> Some later thoughts go below.
> On 01/21/2010 01:50 AM, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> > 1. The user should be instructed to start rescue mode with networking in 
> > order to be able to retrieve the patch for mkinitrd.
> The mkinitrd instructions should be moved to the beginning of the guide.
> Networking sometimes requires very complicated configurations which could be
> quite hard to load from the rescue mode (imagine using ndiswrapper for example).
> May be we could provide a patched package which will replace mkinitrd, perhaps
> in centos-plus repo?

Good point.  Patching the mkinitrd before booting to rescue mode is the
easiest solution, but a patched package would be good also.  I really
did not like excluding it.

> > 3. Some additional discussion on how to handle multiple partitions 
> > should be added.  There is an implicit assumption that only "/" is used.
> Ideally we should also provide a guide for the LVM case. I had an email
> discussion with William Schwartz, who was making partitionable RAID1 with LVM
> setup and managed to do that. The changes are:

That would be a good addition also.  Was considering something similar
for http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SoftwareRAIDonCentOS5 but so far just
added a note on LVM.

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