Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Sun Mar 5 04:22:25 UTC 2006

JoaoBR wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 23:45, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
>>I would certainly see the installer handling software RAID as a
>>considerable benefit.
>> From what I've seen on the net, to install and boot off RAIDed system
>>disks is quite fiddly (maybe gmirror is the exception here, as I've
>>mainly been looking at striping).
> geom changed this complications definitely, using gmirror or gstripe commands 
> is easy as copying a file. 

(Chuckles) - While I see your point, I see that Ralf E's article 
discussing this very issue weighs in at about a page worth of 
instructions for *each* of the two methods discussed. Now, sure, he's 
being pedantically careful so no-one will misunderstand and murder their 
systems - but ISTM that this is the sort of task that ideally an 
installer could/should handle.

The argument of 'its only a few commands...' does not really stand up - 
as (for instance) it could be equally applied to that installer 
providing package installation - and it seems to have that facility 

> So in comparism 
> the easy use of geom is great and the people which developed geom did a 
> really fantastic job.

I agree, as the geom based applications are maturing, we are starting to 
see that benefit of the geom infrastructure.



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