[CentOS] Advice on setting up Raid and LVM

Steve Huff shuff at vecna.org
Thu Mar 2 18:23:29 UTC 2006

On Mar 2, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Bowie Bailey wrote:

>> i was under the impression that GRUB doesn't know how to boot from a
>> logical volume, and so the configuration you describe won't work
>> without a bit of tweaking, like so:
>> two SW RAID 1 sets:
>> md0: 100MB, format as ext3, /boot
>> md1: the remaining space, mark as LVM
>> VolGroup00:
>> LV0 = 1GB swap
>> LV1 = 1GB /var
>> LV2 = 9.2GB /
>> LV3 = some more space for whatever you need
> That's a good point.  I don't know if grub will boot from it or not.
> I haven't tried that on my Linux systems yet, but it is the way I do
> things with my other unix boxes.
>> also, does anyone know if RHEL4 has fixed the problem of GRUB only
>> being installed on the first drive of a SW RAID set?  refer to this
>> doc for more discussion:
>> http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2003-July/ 
>> 008898.html
> I remember that thread, but I don't know if there was any resolution.

well, from Mace's post of a few minutes ago, it looks like the  
problem still exists (unless he's installing an old version of CentOS).


If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v

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