8.04-1 won't boot from degraded raid

Michael Hipp Michael at Hipp.com
Tue Aug 26 15:20:45 UTC 2008

Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 07:48:10AM -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
>>> But in the meantime ... this is Intrepid. What do I do about the
>>> "production" Hardy that I is now known to ship with a broken RAID
>>> implementation?
>> Just because it doesn't boot without intervention from a degraded
>> RAID, that doesn't mean it won't carry on when the RAID degrades
>> right?  Or am I missing the issue?
> No, you are quite right. I also don't particularly approve of such
> frivolous usage of the word "broken".

What word would *you* choose to describe a server that won't boot when only one 
of it's (supposedly redundant) members is down?

It might help if you were aware that I've been fighting this issue with Ubuntu 
releases ever since the days of 4.10:


Every time I think it's fixed I seem to learn that it's uh, er, not functional 
once again.

(I'm pretty sure it works fine in 6.06 LTS tho it's been a long time since I 
tested it.)

I've been installing operating systems on RAID1 for my little LAN servers for 
as long as I can remember. Before Ubuntu it never occurred to me that getting a 
system to boot a RAID1 with a defunct member was some rocket science.

Why, pray tell, can't Ubuntu make this Just Work like most every thing else in 

Would my rant be any better received if I pointed out that this stuff has 
worked just fine in versions of Red Hat and Windows dating back almost a decade.


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