[syslinux] booting & mdadm-1.2 metadata

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Sep 6 11:41:16 PDT 2011

On 09/06/2011 09:55 AM, Gour-Gadadhara Dasa wrote:
> Hello,
> few days ago I returned from FreeBSD where I was using ZFS/GPT disks in raid-1
> array back to (Arch)Linux and installed syslinux as bootloader for booting from
> single MBR disk.
> Now, after I finished with migration of my /home data, I'd like to deploy both
> of my 1TB disks using ext4 (btrfs is not stable enough) under LVM2 using raid-1
> array&  GPT by having all my partitions (/boot, /home, /&  swap) in raid-1
> array.
> However, there is one concern which I was not able to resolve 100% in #syslinux
> as well by using Google: is sylinux capable to boot such GPT disk(s) where
> /boot is withing raid-1 array with mdadm-1.2 metadata?
> It seems that GRUB2 can do it, but I'd like to stay with (simpler) syslinux if
> possible...

The current version of Syslinux requires 1.0 metadata rather than 1.2.


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