Problems with RAID on Edubuntu

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Sat Jun 10 10:01:39 UTC 2006

Resending this with new information. The system boots if I do a regular 
install (ie. non-RAID). One option would be to setup a regular (non 
RAID) partition and put /boot on it. But that loses some of the 
advantage of a RAID-1 system. I'd get data redundancy, but if the disk 
with /boot fails I'd still need to reinstall because the good disk 
wouldn't have a /boot partition.

Is there any reason why /boot can't be on a RAID?


Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to install an Edubution Workstation system using RAID-1. Here is 
> the setup:
> /dev/hda1 + /dev/hdb1 => 65GB mounted on /home - RAID-1
> /dev/hda2 and /dev/hdb2 are swap, 2GB each, no RAID.
> /dev/hda3 + /dev/hdb3 => 8GB mounted on / - RAID-1
> /dev/hda4 + /dev/hdb4 => 5GB mounted on /var - RAID-1
> Upon reboot, just after grub, I get the following:
> Booting 'Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386'
> root (hd0,0)
>  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0xfd
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/md1 ro quiet splash
> Error 15: File not found
> If I boot from a LiveCD to inspect the system, everything looks fine. I 
> can even mount /dev/md0, /dev/md1 and /dev/md2 and I see exactly what 
> I'd expect to see in /home, / and /var respectively. In particular, I 
> see the /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 in /dev/md1.
> So I don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
> Best,
> Daniel.

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