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Re: [dm-devel] RAID5 support ?



On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 14:17 +1100, Neil Brown wrote:
> On Monday October 24, alanh fairlite demon co uk wrote:
> > > 'md' has all the meta-data operations reasonably well factored out, so
> > > working with new formats shouldn't be difficult.
> > 
> > That to me still doesn't resolve the bootloader problems.
> > 
> > Regardless of the md understanding the meta-data operations, it deals
> > with partitions and therefore the boot sector of each drive in an md
> > setup is outside the scope of it's operation.
> 
> md doesn't work with partitions.  It works with devices which may be
> partitions or may be the whole device.
> I often make raid5 arrays out of a set of devices, none of them
> partitioned. 

O.k. Can you explain to me how to do that and still boot from the md
device ?

Alan.


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