Booting from ATA100 Raid

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed May 9 10:43:21 PDT 2001

On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 12:46:48PM -0400, Worsham, Michael A. wrote:

> Perhaps you should look at having a primary drive (ie. hdc) as a boot device
> then running the RAID that way off of it. 
> I mean you really don't want to ever boot up in RAID already since its more
> for your data storage and application, rather than running your kernel on it
> directly. 

One use for RAID is for your system disk, which is a single point of
failure for the entire cluster on a Beowulf2 system. It's not hard to
get a small 2-disk RAID card (3ware or promise) for this purpose.

-- g

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