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Root RAID HOWTO cookbook

Michael A. Robinton,

v1.07, 25 March 1998

This document provides a cookbook for creating a root mounted raid filesystem and companion fallback rescue system using linux initrd. There are complete step-by-step instruction for both raid1 and raid5 md0 devices. Each step is accompanied by an explanation of it's purpose. Included with this revision is a generic linuxrc initrd file which may be configured with a single three line /etc/raidboot.conf file for raid1 and raid5 configurations.

1. Introduction

2. What you need BEFORE YOU START

3. Quick Start for ROOT RAID

4. initrd‐ Cookbook for root mounted RAID

5. Configuring the Production RAID system.

6. Building the RAID file system.

7. One last thought.

8. Appendix A. - Bohumil Chalupa's md0 shutdown

9. Appendix B. - Sample SHUTDOWN scripts

10. Appendix C. - other setup files

11. Appendix D. - obsolete linuxrc and shutdown scripts

12. Appendix E. - Gadi's raid stop patch for the linux kernel

13. Appendix F. - rc.raidown

14. Appendix G. - linuxrc theory of operation

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