I have installed RHEL 5.9 on a server with two hard drives in it. I set them up as raid 1 during the installation. After installation is complete, I notice that the raid I set up on the root partition isn't synced. So I run the command:

#mdadm /dev/mdx --add /dev/sdxx

in an attempt to reassociate the hard drives and get the coveted [UU] output from cat /proc/mdstat

This goes well and it finishes then says the raid on md1 is active. Then an automatic resync occurs which takes FOREVER. I come in to work the next day and my screen is black and nothing works to recover it. The server is still on the network. I can ping it. I can vnc into it. But I cannot do anything or even get a shell to do some diagnostics. Please help my friends.