Can grub be installed on a md array?

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Oct 16 17:14:00 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:

>> My personal recommendation for this is to have a boot drive mirrored,
>> then RAID the data drives.  It is NEVER a good idea to make the boot
>> drive part of the RAID array.
> You can, of course, put /boot on its own partition, and it shouldn't even
> need to be mirrored, but I don't know if that provides enough, or if
> having / on raid is also problematic.

That's true, but you lose the fault tolerance of having /boot mirrored. 
  Personally, on a production or critical system (even a critical one at 
home), I'd have it mirrored.  (I have 3 servers at home with this setup. 
  But then, of course, I'm paranoid.

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