[CentOS] Manual Paritioning with fdisk

Wed Apr 13 21:24:32 UTC 2005
dan1 <dan1 at edenpics.com>

Hello, Gerald.

You are welcome.
The boot should occur if you stated that the boot partition is 'set as 
primary', for both disk drives individually !
To be clearer, you should do one partitionning on one disk and then redo 
exactly the same operations (including the 'set as primary' for the /boot 
partition) on the other disks.
Then only you should go and create your RAID arrays. Then it should boot 
normally. I did it successfully with CentOS 3 and 4 so I might give you some 
more hints if you wish. But it's alwas easier when we know that it's 
possible. Just carefully follow the steps I indicated and it shold work 

The clone drive option might have disappeared but I did it by redoing the 
same thing manually for the second disk on CentOS 4. It takes you between 5 
to 20 minutes to do it but you normally just do it once so it's worth the 

Best regards,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Gerald Waugh
To: CentOS mailing list
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Manual Paritioning with fdisk

On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 06:19 +0200, dan1 wrote:
> Hello, Gerald.
> This is my personnal step by step documentation about how to install
> software RAID with CentOS 3 or 4.

Thanks for the info... Disk Druid was always a pain to me.
I did get all the partitions into RAID1, except for /boot
seems like when /boot is a raid array, the installer never ask where you
want to put the mbr. Thus when you reboot, it can't boot up.

I also never seen that 'clone drive option'
I'll try again tomorrow.
Thanks again for a good write up.


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