How to restore RAID-1 on Mandrake/Mandriva URGENT ! PLEASE !
I had a wonderful installation with Mandrake 10.0 with software RAID 1.
I used it as for saving all my files and the people I am working for, for anything at work.
Mandrake doesn't let you anykind of way to build bootable RAID1 partition, so I used what it is told to, MBR partition boot.
The first disk crashed on the boot partition, so nothing boots anymore. But the disk seems to be ok.
So I put it in another computer with linux and it was read as full of RAID Linux type partitions. Too bad, I wanted just to read them, so I tried one of the meaningless partition and told Disk Drake to recreate and mount that Raid partition as Ext3FS (I know this was Ext2 ou 3 originaly so it should work) : the mounted partition seems to be blank ! How weird !
So I run the advanced setting to detect and recreate the partitions, and resave the fstab. It seems to do it easily and recognized Native Linux partitions.
But again : those partitions are blank. It seems that they have been erased.
My problem now is HOW DO I RESTORE the raid1 partition content on disk 2, the safe way as I do not have any choice left.
I had hda and hdb disks all full of RAID linux partitions. How do I read them by another linux system so I can transfer all the 250 GB content of some 10 years of work of many ?
I do not know much about how Mandrake integrates DiskDrake into raidtools 0.90.
In fact this question would be the same about Mandrake 10.1 and Mandriva 2005.