upgrading to Debian 5.0

John LLOYD jal at mdacorporation.com
Mon Mar 2 10:27:36 CST 2009

> I found a long-winded dicussion here...
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205115
> The problem seemed to center around mdadm not waiting for some 
> kind of scsi scan to complete, at the best I could understand. 
> The most touted answer had to do with mounting your /boot 
> filesystem, chroot'ing to it and then use mkinitrd with a 
> --with=scsi_wait_scan option. Other people described using UUIDs 
> in grub's menu.lst. What had worked for me was a reletively easy 
> solution: adding scsi_mod.scan=sync to the kernel line in menu.lst.

I didn't see any discussion of mdadm in a (very quick) scan over that
list.  In any case, if that was indeed the problem, if you are using lvm
then md is presumably not necessary. Why wouldn't you just turn off
mdadm in the system startup?  

Just curious.


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