Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 17 20:23:44 PST 2004
On Tuesday, 16 November 2004 at 23:10:22 -1000, Gary Dunn wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 08:51, Chris Smith wrote:
>> ... Can you boot off a striped volume and will it
>> benefit me at all making it a striped volume at all rather than a
> I don't think you can boot off a vinum partition, because you have to
> load vinum *after* the kernel is running. It usually loads early during
> the run through /etc/rc as the system goes multiuser, before visiting
> /etc/fstab with mount. Perhaps you have your root partition on another
> disk and just didn't mention it? Or is there a tricky way to do this
> that I am ignorant of?
There's a tricky was to do this; apparently you're ignorant of it :-)
It's described in the man page and at
Basically, it involves overlaying the Vinum subdisk with a BSD
partition for booting. This means that the plex must be concat.
Striped plexes have a layout that is incompatible with BSD partitions.
To answer Chris's other question: no, I can't see any particular
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