Re: Raid and LVM at boot on RHEL4

From: Cecilio Marín (cmarin_at_essiprojects.com)
Date: 10/25/05

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    Hi,

    I think your problem is the type of partition.

    For grub is requesite /boot partition will be ext3, NOT LVM. Make sure
    you put /dev/md0 as ext3.

    Atte.

    Lunt, Nick escribió:

    >Hello folks,
    >
    >We have some Proliant DL145 machines which do not come with a raid controller but do come with 2 identical internal disks.
    >
    >I tried to do the install with putting the two disks in a raid1 config via the command line as Anaconda would not allow me to perform a mixed raid and LVM setup at install.
    >
    >Here's is what I did,
    >
    >Boot off disk 1
    >Before getting to the configure file systems bit I went onto console 2 and did this -
    >
    >fdisk /dev/sda creating a 300Mb bootable partition sda1 for /boot and left the rest of the disk as a partition of type linux raid autodetect.
    >
    >I then did exactly the same on /dev/sdb
    >
    >I created /dev/md0 with /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 and /dev/md1 with /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2
    >
    >My aim was to use /dev/md0 as a raid 1 /boot partition and /dev/md1 as LVM for the rest of the OS.
    >So I pvcreated /dev/md1 and vgcreated vg00 with /dev/md1.
    >
    >Next I switched back to console 7 to carry on with the install, Anaconda recognised the LVM and raid structure Id put on the disks and allowed me to create lvols in the vg.
    >
    >No problems so far, however, just before it starts installing the packages it formats the partitions then tells me it could not mount /boot (even tho it just formatted it) and presents a really unhelpful button saying "press ok to reboot" -- NICE ! ;)
    >
    >Anyhoo, has anyone managed to get raid and lvm working from install on RHEL 4 ?
    >
    >Im going to keep trying to get this to work, but if anyone has any pointers they would be well appreciated.
    >
    >Many thanks,
    >Nick .
    >
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