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Linux Software RAID: revisited
posted on 2015-05-13 14:55:51

Having done a linux install based on a software raid and LVM some time ago, with the help of the debian installer, I found out the hard way that booting from it can be possible, but only if the first disk works. Maybe I did something wrong, but I wasn't able to fix the install or find the point where I erred, a reinstall from hand will be a nice learning experience, so here we go.

get a livedisk

To partition the disks manually, you need a livedisk. There are many of these out there, google for the one of your choosing. I ended up using the kali live disk from last time, but have had to manually install mdadm everytime, like described in the last blog post. You need mdadm and the LVM tools for the following.

Usually you will get an .iso file, where dd will help you to put the ISO onto the stick. If for some reason a stick will not work, you might also try burning a CD and run it from there.

boot from the live disk

Depending on your BIOS setup (UEFI booting will no be covered here.), you might have to readjust the boot order, so your system will boot. After having a running OS, open a shell.

overview

TBD

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