At first thanks to all of you to contribute to this wiki, i had a MBWE two disk version and someone gave it to me without disks, thanks to this wiki it's alive again.
But not totally alive, since I created a problem on it.
Some background info: It's a two disk MBWE for which I bought two disks of 1 TB.
I did the recovery procedure, but I wanted to make sure that the device wasn't dead before I bought the disks, so i reinstalled on a single 160GB disk to test if it was still working. And it was, after the procedure it booted with a 160GB data partition.
So I bought the two 1TB disks and installed the first one in the working system, making it rebuild. That also worked. Then I took the 160 GB disk out and installed the second 1TB disk. Still all seems to work.
In the hope that firmware 126.96.36.199 adds a resize capability to the interface I upgraded to this firmware, but nope - no resize option…
So i have tried to take one disk out again, working on a single one. The theory behind it is that if I manage to make the first disk get the full size of the partition, i will completely empty the second disk and make it rebuild.
I fixed a pc with Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop, and apt-getted MDADM, inserted the disk in it, deleted the fouth partition, remade it with cfdisk and put it into "fd - raid autodetect " mode, formatted it with
mkfs.ext3 - m 0 /dev/sdb4
When I put the disk back in, the MBWE bricks, doesn't even get into boot mode anymore. the drive rumbles a bit when initialising, but stops and just clicks now and then with a fixed interval.
Now I probably will have to do something with mdadm, but i am not an mdadm-hero
Is somebody willing to help me with what I have to do to make the MBWE work again withe the one disk, so I can put the second disk in again and let it rebuild? I allready searched the forum for "resize disk" and some more search terms, but I don't seem to find a solution.
Thanks in advance,