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RAID5 for Linux

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:11:40AM -0400, David Backeberg wrote:
> > You can't boot from OS RAID-5, only RAID-1, at least under RH Linux.
> Actually, not quite true, depending on your definition of RH Linux.

Errrr.... following your own explanation of the problem, it seems
quite clear that you can not boot from a RAID-5 device.  Your kernel
and boot loader must be on something else, such as RAID-1 or non-raid
partition.  Those are precisely the components needed to boot the
system, so you can not boot from RAID-5.  QED.

> Granted, this means your own kernel, not Redhat's kernel; hopefully
> you build your own kernels anyway.

Unless you actually want support from Red Hat.  If you build your own
kernel, you will not be supported...

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