Created attachment 920376 [details]
files from /tmp and /var/log in Fedora installation system
Description of problem:
weird situation: after breaking installation (even before agreeing to own install) and starting new, anaconda not longer recognise pre-prepared SW MD devices.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 20.25.15-1 from F20 x86_64 distro
Steps which I did:
PC with two HDDs, I had partitioned them as GPT before Fedora 20 x86_64 installation as follows:
sda1, sdb1: 1 MB type EF02
sda2, sdb2: 500 MB type FD00
sda3, sdb3: 2 GB type 8200
sda4, sdb4: 32 GB type FD00
sda5, sdb5: 32 GB type FD00
sda6, sdb6: ~300 GB type FD00
sda7, sdb7: ~300 GB type FD00
I create MD RAID1 device: md0 from sd[ab]2 metadata 1.0, md1 from sd[ab]4, md3 from sd[ab]5, etc., MD devices was fully synchonized before FC20 install.
Then start F20 installation from kickstart file (NFS main repo + HTTP some others, disk partitioning not specified for manual divide invocation in anaconda). There I select disks, standard partitions and manual partitioning. anaconda well recognized all partitions including MD devices. I select to format all partitions (BIOS boot on sda1/sdb1, swap on sda3/sdb3, ext4 on all MD devices) and confirm these changes in separate window where I was asked for formating these partitions. Then I wanted to check SW selection. I was not satisfied with and decided to quit installation and make some changes in package selection in kickstart file.
But when I then start new installation, anaconda then is not offering MD devices nor their partitions, it offer only non-MD partitions sda1,sda3,sdb1,sdb3 (BIOS boot and swap types). /proc/mdstat shows no RAID active, but it was possible assemble and run all MD manualy with mdadm, they was all synced. But when I did device rescan from partitioning page, no MD devices appears - and anaconda was stopping all before active MD RAIDs.
Then I end installation again and booted from SysResCD - it without problems found all MD devices and activate them, they was all synced. Then I format all MD devices as ext4 FS,and restart F20 installation again - but again without luck, anaconda still offers only non-SWRAID partitions and no MD devices.
I do not understand what anaconda could do with disks, at the beginning it worked properly, now not anymore.
attached is tarball from perhaps all significant what I found in /tmp/ and /var/log/. It is from last attempt, where I had ext4 formated all MD RAID1 devices.
The devices that exist already when you start the installer will be under a group called "Unknown". I think you will find your arrays there.
Also, I see that you have specified 'bootloader --boot-drive=md0', which will not work. The boot drive must be an actual disk that is bootable from your firmware. Also, device names of the form 'md0' are no longer used at all during installation. You would want to refer to the array by UUID or name, if it has one.
Please let me know if you find your arrays under the "Unknown" group.
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