I added a raid drive to my computer and created an entry in /etc/fstab to mount it. The problem is that it doesn't mount at startup. I have to go into System->Administration->Disk Utility. From there I have to start the raid array. Then I can mount it. How can I make it automatically mount at startup?

asked 23 Aug '10, 02:17

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What kind of RAID? Software (mdadm)? Make sure that mdadm is configured properly, that the kernel modules are loaded at boot time and that mdadm is starting at boot time. If you have already done that, check your dmesg output to see why mdadm doesn't start at boot.


answered 23 Aug '10, 06:29

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You can boot from a RAID0 or RAID1. You cannot boot from a RAID5.


answered 24 Aug '10, 03:33

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Do you mind posting what you have in /etc/fstab for this RAID drive? Check if you don't have the option noauto in the line. If you do remove it and try the command mount -a to see if it mounts. Then reboot to perform the final check.


answered 24 Aug '10, 17:09

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