Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?

Craig Boston craig at
Fri Mar 3 21:54:43 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 03:36:17PM -0500, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> What are you talking about? I think its time to brush up on your english 
> reading and writing skills. It takes much more work, time, and 
> complexity to 1) boot cd and install os 2) reboot to os and follow a 
> complex procedure to setup geom based raid than it does to 1) boot cd, 
> make gmirror with installer, install os.

Well, honestly, someone who is knowledgeable enough to set up a complex
_bootable_ geom based raid on an existing install would probably find it
easier to do what I usually do:

1) Boot install CD and go to fixit mode
2) Set up RAID the way I want
3) Do a manual install by extracting the packages onto the new

That avoids the intermediate install and the hassle of migrating
partitions around.

That said, I think it might be a good idea to have a few simple RAID
configurations in the installer -- say a full-disk mirror or something
relatively fool-resistant.  I'm sure patches would be welcome if anyone
wants to step up :)


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