I’ve been chasing down a problem for a few days on a SLES 11 load. I’ve tried basic mdadm as well as the “Intel RAID”. Modified some of the mkinitrd scripts so that it doesn’t error out, and actually builds the initrd.
But it never includes the mdadm or the /etc/mdadm.conf files. So the boot with the new initrd can’t assemble the raid correctly, and can’t do a correct switchroot to the raid device.
This is annoying.
I pointed out here before that sometimes what distros do to differentiate themselves eventually winds up making things really bad. Be this poor choices of utilities and tools, or bad configuration options. Ubuntu has suffered from this disease as of late. 9.10 isn’t good.
SLES11 has its upsides. Some of it is good. But not allowing software RAID1 on OS drives?
At the day job. Ok, not a complete blow up … but it lost all of its config for 2 hours. Its an appliance router, and about 4 years old. Starting to show its age. I have a “spare” (as in unused) motherboard/RAM combo, with 4x Intel GbE ports (2x PCI-x cards) that looks like … Read morewe blowed up da router …