Intel ICH8R chipset

Daniel O'Connor darius at
Thu Mar 1 07:02:44 UTC 2007

On Thursday 01 March 2007 16:43, Hall, Eric R wrote:
> I agree.  BIOS hasn't a clue about the raid configuration.  But in
> regards to md, couldn't an initrd be used to mount "/" on the raid from
> the next disk from that raid?
> Once md is loaded at initrd, you would then have access to the raid and
> would be able to continue boot.  It'll be in degraded mode, but it
> should boot.  (I could be very wrong though!)

That's not the point.. If there is an error part way through the boot loader 
the BIOS will start reading the dud disk but then not be able to finish. I 
doubt it will try loading from the other disk..

No matter what, Murphy is there! :)

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