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SubjectRe: Linux mdadm superblock question.
On 23:18 Tue 16 Feb     , Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
> On Dienstag 16 Februar 2010, Nick Bowler wrote:
> > I put a complete set of recovery tools into my initramfses so that when
> > the system is completely fucked up, I have a kernel that is able to boot
> > until rdinit=/bin/zsh (or /bin/bb, if you prefer) takes over.
> >
> > This has the added advantage of working when the root filesystem cannot
> > be mounted at all: a scenario which does not seem too far-fetched when
> > the filesystem is located on a raid array.
> and what do you do if you have to boot from a cd/usb stick and need to access
> the raid?
> Simple with auto assembling. Not so much without.

The same initramfs can be used on a CD or USB stick. If you were
referring to using someone else's CD or USB stick, then obviously
mdadm will need to be available.

Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (

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