Is it possible to mount only one device from raid without mdadm? Eg: I have /dev/md0 raid 1 consisting of /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1. I thought that /dev/sda1 contains filesystem with data (same as /dev/md0) + superblock with info about raid and that I could mount only the /dev/sda1 alone. But if I try it the mount command says that the partition is of Linux array type and cant be mounted. (and I cant create raid without setting the partition to linux raid autodetection)
But I read that grub cant access raid so even if /boot partition is on raid1 grub will access only one of these devices to boot. So if grub can acces only one device as a standalone partition I should be able to do this too, shouldnt I?
I am doing raid 1 for linux and I would be glad if I could mount data partition as read only (which should prevent any filesystem coruption) under windows (with ext2 drives)