Can grub be installed on a md array?

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Wed Oct 15 16:24:38 UTC 2008

I am trying to set up my system (8.04 server) with software raid.  I got 
most of the way through the install and then it failed to install grub.  
I tried installing lilo and that failed as well.  I feel like the 
problem is that my /boot partition is part of a 4 disk raid 5 array.  Is 
it possible to install your boot loader onto a raid array?  When setting 
up a partition on a raid array, there is no option to make the partition 
bootable.  I guess this makes sense but the question is how do I get 
around this?  Does the logical partition on each of the disks that makes 
up the /boot raid need to be made bootable?  Does just one of those 
partitions need to be made bootable? 


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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