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Re: [SLUG] mdadm
- To: david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] mdadm
- From: Steve Granger <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:55:39 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 17:11 +1000, Steve Granger wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> Removing mdadm is okay, no hotplug devices use it and it only required
>> if you have a software RAID device/setup.
>> >From the bug report that you posted, this is a new "feature" that gets
>> you to make sure the mdadm.conf file is the same as the out of a mdadm
>> scan. This causes the failure of your initrd creation as initrd builds
>> depend on mdadm being happy (because you can include modules related to
>> mdadm to be built into your initrd to bring up hardware devices before
>> mdadm tries to create md devices) before they are built.
> yes... I removed, but then re-installed because of all the nasty
> warnings I was getting. I'm not entirely sure where I'm at now - not
> quite game to re-boot just yet. Nothing is simple :(
So you've removed mdadm?
what happens when you run dpkg-configure -a? does the install process
update-initramfs -k all -u
to get your initrd to build again, it should do this without complaining
now. Seems like a few people in the bug thread ignored the error,
rebooted and didn't have their systems come up... Good way to learn how
to use a rescue CD...
>> (sorry, just hit reply before thinking.. must be from my intense three
>> day session on "forgetting all about work") :-}
>> david wrote:
>>> I'm getting error messages about mdadm. There are suggestions that this
>>> can be removed if not using RAID (I don't). 
>>> Are there any other issues with removing it? EG: hotplug devices like
>>> USB storage devices etc. Google isn't really making this clear.
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