[CentOS] booting from copied ext3 software raid fs to normal fs

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 22:27:25 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 16:14, dan1 wrote:

> I tried your suggestion, but it can't even start linux in single mode.
> I think that there is a mount problem, but I have double checked the fstab 
> file seated on the backup drive and it seems fine to me. Therefore I can't 
> understand what prevents the mount to be made properly. Would the vmlinuz or 
> initrd images be dependent of the md or hd filesystem type or are they 
> exactly the same for both ? Else what other file should I touch that 
> involves the mounting operation ?

If you boot the install CD in rescue mode, does it find the
installed system correctly and mount it under /mnt/sysimage?
You mentioned an attempt to set up md devices before - are
the partition types set to ext3 in fdisk?  Are you sure
you have the correct contents in /boot/grub/grub.conf 
(the one in /etc is  a symlink that can be broken if
things aren't mounted as expected when you modify it).

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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