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Re: dmraid & mkinitrd under F10 x86_64 (No Puppies Harmed)




Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> And the output of `ls /dev/mapper`
>>
>>
>>
>> Charles Crayne wrote:
>>   
>>> On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:09:44 -0500
>>> "Raymond C. Rodgers" <sinful622 gmail com> wrote:
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>> From what I've seen, this can be done through initrd/mkinitrd some
>>>> how,
>>>>     
>>>>       
>>> Apparently, I don't understand what you are trying to do. I am running
>>> software raid on three i386 machines and one x86_64 machine, and I have
>>> never needed any magic.
>>>
>>> Perhaps if you posted your fstab, and the output of parted -l, I would
>>> understand your problem well enough to offer some useful advice.
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>
>>   
> *fstab:*
> UUID=b601345c-1a2f-464a-ab3d-9a25d528df8d /                      
> ext3    defaults        1 1
> UUID=9f0b2cc8-7c0e-49f6-8366-483af19fca89 /boot                  
> ext3    defaults        1 2
> tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs  
> defaults        0 0
> devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts 
> gid=5,mode=620  0 0
> sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs  
> defaults        0 0
> proc                    /proc                   proc   
> defaults        0 0
> UUID=d4c09963-7244-413b-9d85-26ad476b66d6 swap                   
> swap    defaults        0 0
> /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap   
> defaults        0 0
> /dev/sdc1        /media/prime        ntfs-3g    defaults    0 0
> /dev/mapper/nvidia_gdedfbbjp5 /media/safehouse    ntfs-3g   
> defaults    0 0
> //192.168.0.107/share    /media/linkstation    cifs   
> users,gid=users,file_mode=0666,dir_mode=0777    0 0
> //192.168.0.107/sharedmedia    /media/linkstation_media    cifs   
> users,gid=users,file_mode=0666,dir_mode=0777    0 0
>
> */dev/mapper before activating dmraid manually:*
> [root localhost etc]# ls -l /dev/mapper/
> total 0
> crw-rw---- 1 root root  10, 63 2008-12-16 03:31 control
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  0 2008-12-16 08:31 VolGroup00-LogVol00
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  1 2008-12-16 03:31 VolGroup00-LogVol01
>
> */dev/mapper after activating dmraid manually (with the command line
> I've been using since installing F10)*
> [root localhost etc]# dmraid -a yes  nvidia_gdedfbbj
> RAID set "nvidia_gdedfbbj" was activated
> RAID set "nvidia_gdedfbbjp2" was activated
> RAID set "nvidia_gdedfbbjp5" was activated
> [root localhost etc]# ls -l /dev/mapper/
> total 0
> crw-rw---- 1 root root  10, 63 2008-12-16 03:31 control
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  2 2008-12-16 11:16 nvidia_gdedfbbj
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  3 2008-12-16 11:16 nvidia_gdedfbbjp2
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  4 2008-12-16 11:16 nvidia_gdedfbbjp5
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  0 2008-12-16 08:31 VolGroup00-LogVol00
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  1 2008-12-16 03:31 VolGroup00-LogVol01
>
>
> The goal is to get dmraid activated automatically on boot like it once
> was, and not need to manually activate it and mount the
> nvidia_gdedfbbjp5 partition. As you might notice from the fstab, the
> individual partitions that make up nvidia_gdedfbbjp5 are not listed in
> the fstab file, yet Fedora is mounting them automatically everytime I
> boot. From what I learned in the past, that may be related to how the
> F10 installer saw the machine configured during installation, it
> decided to build an initrd with them mounted individually. From what I
> recall from F8 or F9, I had to use mkinitrd with dmraid activated and
> the nvidia_gdedfbbjp5 device mounted to get it to behave the same way;
> there was no need to modify /etc/fstab. But I have not been able to
> duplicate that, nor have I been able to find the instructions that I
> used previously.
>
> Raymond

I'm too tired tonight to study this carefully, but tomorrow night I
will. I might not have anything helpful to say though.

Bob


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