[linux-lvm] Is is possible to have "boot" and "/" in LVM on top of SW RAID5?

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Thu Nov 21 01:28:01 UTC 2002

-- Luca Berra <bluca at comedia.it>

> you cannot have /boot on top of sw raid 5. fullstop.
> create a 4-way mirror + spare at the beginning of each device
> and use the rest for raid5+spare use the first raid1 for /boot and the
> rest for lvm.
> i have been using this setup without any problem for about 2 years.

I use a similar setup, with separate copies of the root
volume (which includes /boot). Only advantage to this is
having /lvm, /etc, and /bin available if there are problems.
The root volume can be small -- 80 MB works in most cases
since /usr, /home & /var will be mount points.

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