Software raid1 and grub failing on CentOS 4.x

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I don’t like to play with software raid usually (i prefer real hardware raid card on servers ..) but i had to setup a small machine with 2 sata disks in raid 1. The problem is that after the reboot grub will fail to load the kernel (grub error 15).

Solution is to boot in rescue mode , issue a chroot /mnt/sysimage and setup grub manually on each drives :


grub>root (hd0,0)
grub>setup (hd0)
grub>root (hd1,0)
grub>setup (hd1)

Reboot the machine and you’ll have grub on each raid device …



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