Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112154
anaconda crashes with "Invalid raidlevel in RaidRequest.getActualSize"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
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Description of problem:
When performing a PXE network install w/ kickstart file on an IBM
eServer xSeries 345 with dual fiberchannel adapters (QLogic cards,
model QLA2200F), anaconda crashes. It told me to send the error to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. put fiberchannel cards in server
[ probably doesn't matter whether it's a PXE or CD-based install ]
[ 2a. configure machine to boot w/ PXE ]
[ 2b. set up PXE boot server & kickstart file ]
3. turn computer on
Actual Results: Anaconda emits an error message, which I can choose
to save to disk. Machine is not installed.
Expected Results: Anaconda uses kickstart file to install OS on local
drives, installing drivers for (or ignoring) QLogic fiberchannel
adapters. In an ideal world, /dev/sda would then be the local drive,
and /dev/sd[bc] would be the fiberchannel adapters.
Kickstart file *works* on identical system without QLogic cards.
Created attachment 96538 [details]
anacdump.txt saved from anaconda crash
Created attachment 96539 [details]
anaconda saved syslog
The only other thing on the anaconda crash disk: the syslog
What sort of RAID do you have on the disks attached to the qlogic card?
There are 9 LUNs on each of two qlogic cards, plus two local drives.
There is no RAID on the LUNs.
Depending on when the qlogic cards are detected (vs. when the local
drives are detected), after installation the qlogic cards can end up
being sda-sdi, sdj-sdr, and local drives sds, sdt.
Are you sure about that? It looks to me from the syslog that there's
some leftover RAID4 cruft on the disks...
You're right. I didn't realize that the software RAID would be
activated, but I guess it is because the kickstart file doesn't
explicitly reformat it. We fixed the problem over here. Thank you!
Closing as NOTABUG, as per comment #6.