What Advantages are there to installing GRUB on a software RAID-1?
What Disadvantages are there to installing GRUB on a software RAID-1?
I ask this because most tutorials/help sections seems to assume that GRUB is on a normal (i.e not on a RAID) partition.
So is there a strong case against installing GRUB on a software RAID? or is this just convention?
Everything below is a reflection of my limited knowledge, be warned it is bound to contain errors. If you find errors I'd appreciate it if you offered corrections or/and explanations, Thanks :0)
So for me personally having installed to RAID-1 it's made tutorial/recovery instructions more confusing. e.g
fsck /dev/sda1 is OK for non-RAID systems but NOT something that should be done on individual md drives (AFAIK).
Also my understanding is that since it's a software RAID that a failure on the first boot drive will halt booting anyway. (I.E. can only use RAID-1 for boot because actually it's not loaded as a RAID drive initially until enough of the OS has loaded to manage md drives. So it's only reading data from the first drive anyway when loading GRUB)