So I have just set up a 3x2TB software raid-5 array on my Ubuntu Desktop 10.04. I replaced three existing non-raid disks, but left the boot disk non-raid (the way it has always been).
Q: If the boot disk dies, is the array lost, or can I boot from a LiveCD and still access the array? I have a 10.04 server machine right next to the machine with the array in. Could that take over looking after the array if the bootdisk dies?
To be clear: I asked this over at askubuntu, to no avail. I want to know what to do in the eventuality that my boot disk goes down. Thanks.