The cool thing here is that we only need 1 drive to make a RAID 10 or RAID 1 array, we just tell the Linux mdadm utility that the other drive is "missing" and we can then add our original drive to the array after booting into our new RAID array.
Step#1 Install tools we need
yum -y install mdadm rsync
Step #2 Create your partitions on the drive that will be our RAID array
Here I assume it is /dev........
I have an md0 arary that my Centos install refers to. I feel this is half the reason why it won't boot anymore.
I saw the initrd for Centos was assembling it as md127 even though it was known as md0.
The reason for this is because I used mdadm --assemble --scan to detect the array on a LiveCD. I had no idea this name would stick (but now I realize the name is permanently stored in the metadata once you mount md127 or whatever random name assemble gives it). W........
mdadm --assemble --scan
mdadm: /dev/md/diaghost05102010:2 has been started with 2 drives.
mdadm: /dev/md/diaghost05102010:1 has been started with 2 drives.
mdadm: /dev/md/diaghost05102010:0 has been started with 2 drives.
-bash-3.1# cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [multipath]
md125 : active raid1 sda1 sdb1
14658185 blocks super 1.2........