[Bug 33649] Re: root raid installs have bad grub config

tricky1 tricky1 at sms.at
Fri Aug 1 15:25:39 BST 2008

Do I err with my impression that your intension is to get some quick fix while my concern is to make Ubuntu as simple and reliable as possible? It is now the moment to make sure that the user interface while booting mirrored raids is understandable and maneagable not only for experts but also for ordinary people like me ;-)

a) I am not fluent enough in bashing, so I can give only some hints easily realiziable for willing experts:
(btw smartctl adds 176K to 8M of initrd and imho is worth the effort).

Do for all devices used in array:

smartctl --smart=on --offlineauto=on --saveauto=on -H /dev/sda
if [ $? != 0 ] ; then
  echo "smartctl error $? in /dev/sda"

b) Did I misunderstand when assuming that kernel boot paramters must be
set beforhand (when grub is running) or how will the user interface

Sorry but I'm missing better english knowledge to make you understand
how I imagine the user interface in case of problems :-(

root raid installs have bad grub config
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