I'm setting up a software RAIDed boot and root desktop install. Originally I chose BOOT_DEGRADED=true during setup. But after talking with people here we wanted to change that. So I followed the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/server...tallation.html, shutdown, disconnected one drive, and booted. It booted just fine to the user selection screen.

mdadm against both /dev/md# entries show a degraded status, but I expected to be stopped at a recovery console. I double checked the setting is in the file /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/mdadm as I'd used
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdadm
to change the setting and I wasn't sure it was permanent.

Any suggestions? Or is this not a valid setting on a mirrored drive? If so it would be nice if it wasn't available to scare newb's like me