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Re: Set up mirror after install?



On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 11:32 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> I have a system I'm trying to rebuild. I have four 160 Gig WD drives all
> of the exact model. I want to install FC5 using two drives and mirror to
> the other two drives(I don't have a hardware IDE controller for
> mirroring). I'll probably use LVM since I really want it to show up as
> one big drive, ie approx 320 gig. 
> 
> The problem I'm having is I can't get the system to boot off anything to
> run the setup. I've tried two types of external DVD's (basically
> external enclosures) and although the boot menu sees the DVD drives, it
> refuses to boot of them. 
> 
> I've also tried a flash drive, based on suggestions from another thread,
> but I can't get it to boot off the boot.iso that is setup on the flash
> drive. (dd if=boot.iso of=/dev/[flash drive])
> 
> Short of booting like this, can I setup the install on two of the drives
> with the other two unplugged and a DVD temporarily plugged in? Then,
> after the install, remove the DVD drive, plug in the remaining hard
> drives, and then go in and somehow setup mirroring?
> 

Found a place that had a way to create 6 boot floppies for kicking off
the install. Works great. 

James


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