On Monday 11 May 2009 11:40:05 Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > Jim wrote: > > Thanks Kevin for your help on this. > > Can I change a ext3 partition (sda1) with data on it to raid 0 or do I > > have to do a fresh install ? > > Look at the raid tools like mdadm. I'm pretty sure you can (mdadm > --assemble?), but you have to be careful of the options you use when you > create the raid array. Read the help files and the man pages. > > caveat: I don't run RAID at home (nor do I use LVM anymore), but I used > to work for a RAID storage array company 7-8 years ago.... > If I am not mistaken, writing the software RAID metadata to the existing partition would damage the filesystem. Additionally, playing with the root partition and the partition that contains /boot (in this case they are the same) can very quickly render a system unbootable, as there are many potential places where configuration changes would be necessary, including the boot loader. Unless you have a strong attachment to the running instance, I strongly recommend backing up your data and starting with a fresh installation. -- Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes nman64 n-man com http://n-man.com/ LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nman64 Have I been helpful? Rate my assistance! http://rate.affero.net/nman64/ All messages cryptographically signed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenPGP --
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