last kernel update bricked my system so i had to reinstall. trying to get my softRAID-5 back up and running.
did pretty much everything from Gnome Disk Utility last time, but can't get it to recover
raid state "not running, partially assembled"
all drives are pluged in and say they're a part of the raid
clicking "check array"
Error checking array: helper exited with exit code 1: device /dev/md127 is not idle
saw a thread with a similar problem, adding a spare save him but when i tried
Error adding spare: mdadm exited with exit code 1: mdadm: cannot get array info for /dev/md127
blkid doesn't show /dev/md127
my fstab might not be needed but here it is
/dev/sda1: UUID="3361abb6-9e72-ac6a-7c4a-9256c12cffcc" UUID_SUB="d3061510-9250-9710-6531-2819ae38cef0" LABEL="Server-Data" TYPE="linux_raid_member"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="3361abb6-9e72-ac6a-7c4a-9256c12cffcc" UUID_SUB="f3c14e1a-59fe-ae07-0403-3141f00aadcb" LABEL="Server-Data" TYPE="linux_raid_member"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="3361abb6-9e72-ac6a-7c4a-9256c12cffcc" UUID_SUB="ddac997c-5629-cd51-8623-35712dd871d9" LABEL="Server-Data" TYPE="linux_raid_member"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="8fc99913-1609-4d70-9be1-aa4b5be77302" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdd5: UUID="62aa23cb-9f79-4fab-b9b8-e535d36d4381" TYPE="swap"
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdd1 during installation
UUID=8fc99913-1609-4d70-9be1-aa4b5be77302 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdd5 during installation
UUID=62aa23cb-9f79-4fab-b9b8-e535d36d4381 none swap sw 0 0
mdadm.conf - where the problem probably is, but i don't know enough about it
# Please refer to mdadm.conf(5) for information about this file.
# by default (built-in), scan all partitions (/proc/partitions) and all
# containers for MD superblocks. alternatively, specify devices to scan, using
# wildcards if desired.
#DEVICE partitions containers
# auto-create devices with Debian standard permissions
CREATE owner=root group=disk mode=0660 auto=yes
# automatically tag new arrays as belonging to the local system
# instruct the monitoring daemon where to send mail alerts
# definitions of existing MD arrays
ARRAY /dev/md/Server-Data metadata=1.2 UUID=3361abb6:9e72ac6a:7c4a9256:c12cffcc name=Server-Data
# This file was auto-generated on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:28 -0500
# by mkconf $Id$