Joined: 24 Feb 2003
|Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:27 pm Post subject: Migrating to Grub2 with boot on software RAID
I have read the grub2 migration howto... but it doesn't really get into what is necessary when your boot drive is an md device.
I also read this, which was a bit more illuminating... but I still find that, ultimately, it leaves me cold.
I don't want to brick my system, so I'm nervous to just give this a shot without some advice or guidance.
My boot is on /dev/md1
My current grub.conf:
kernel /boot/kernel udev domdadm dolvm real_root=/dev/mapper/vg-slash root=/dev/ram0 rootfstype=ext3 video=uvesafb:1024x768-32,mtrr:3,ywrap
As you can see, my real root is on an LVM device as well.
The docs say to do this:
|grub2-install --grub-setup=/bin/true /dev/sda |
Should I substitute /dev/md1 for /dev/sda? Or do I keep /dev/sda? (md1 is a RAID 1 of /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1). Where/how do I inform it of LVM and my real root?
Also, very disturbing, was the statement that I need to have my boot partition start after the 1 megabyte mark, instead of 63kb -- which of course my system is. There was no talk about the recommended way to change this from 63kb to 1mb. How can I do this without rendering my system unbootable?
Anyone have any advice on this, or know of a good doc that addresses it? I haven't really found anything yet. I cannot afford to brick my system and spend the next week getting it back up and running.
Oh yes, and do I still make an initramfs the way I used to? With genkernel?
Any help here is appreciated.
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