- This article describes the process of installing Rocky Linux 8.4 on redundant boot drives.
- Rocky Linux Minimal ISO.
Configure Boot Drives into Mirrored Array
- Boot into the ISO, select Install Rocky Linux 8.
- English is the default language, just click continue to proceed with the installation.
- First, setup the Installation Destination.
- Select both boot drives for the redundant install, make sure to click Custom and then to proceed click Done.
- Click the New Rocky Linux 8 Installation drop down, and click the + to add a mount point.
- Create a 20GiB swap mount, then click Add mount point.
- Edit the swap point to Raid1 for mirrored boot drives. Once Raid 1 is configured, click Update Settings.
- Now create the second mount point / as 200GiB. Then, click Add mount point.
- Again, edit the mount to be a Raid 1 mirrored setup, then click Update Settings. Then, click Done.
- Accept Changes on the summary pages. This will conclude the configuration for the Installation Destination.
*** If you are greeted with the following error after creating the “/” parition, Please see Troubleshooting section for further details.
- Next, the networking will be configured. This section can be skipped if you wish to setup the networking after the install.
- Select the interface you wish to configure, turn it ON. Then, click “Configure…“.
- In this example, I am configuring using IPv4, if you are using IPv6 edit those settings. Set the method to Manual, and fill in the following information, Address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS. Then, click Save.
- You can set the hostname within the network configuration tab, see below:
- Once the networking is complete click the Done.
- During the installation, the root password will need to be configured.
- Fill in the password for root. If the password bounces back as Weak, you can click Done twice to override.
- Once the configuration of the installation destination, root user and networking is done you can click Begin Installation.
- Once the installation is complete, click Reboot System.
- After the reboot, the system should boot into Rocky Linux. To get Houston UI and 45Drives tools, see here.
- If you come across the following error when configuring the boot devices’ RAID set-up, please follow to correct.
- Click “+” to add another mount point and select “biosboot” & make the parition atleast 1 MiB in size.
- Once the new partition is created, you will be able to complete the Manual Partitioning section.