Intel ICH8R chipset

Hall, Eric R eric.r.hall at
Thu Mar 1 05:09:29 UTC 2007

Or one could just mirror /boot from the first disk to the first two or
three disks.  It'd be a pain, but you might still be able to boot...

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Subject: Re: Intel ICH8R chipset

On Thursday 01 March 2007 01:35, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> md is slightly faster than dmraid, and md has better administration
> tools.  BIOS RAID has the slight advantage that you can boot off of
> though iirc there are hacks somewhere on the Internet that explain how
> to boot off md.

They'll work find until the first disk in your array gets an error
in the early boot stages (when the BIOS is loading the OS). If that
there is no redundancy so your system will not boot.

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