Bug 115216 - disk druid can't make raid span 2 disks
disk druid can't make raid span 2 disks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-09 01:21 EST by Jay Guerette
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 12:01:40 EDT
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Description Jay Guerette 2004-02-09 01:21:13 EST
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Description of problem:
When attempting to set up a software RAID using disk druid in text
mode,  Disk Druid seems to ignore the specfication of which partions
will participate in a RAID device. It sees all partitions set up as
'Software RAID' types, and lists them all, but ignores your selection
from that list.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Locate or setup an i386 computer with 2 identical hard drives
2. Boot from Fedora Core 1 install disk, run install in text mode, get
to disk setup, and select disk druid to partition drives
3. Delete all existing partions
4. Create a new partition of the type 'Software RAID' on both disks,
as a primary partition, using all available space
5. Create a RAID, with '/' as the mount point, RAID-1, making sure
that both hardrives are selected to participate in the RAID. i.e:

Actual Results:  Disk druid re-partitioned hda into hda1 & hda2, each
half the total capacity of the drive, and created a MD0 RAID device
that was hda1 & hda2 mirrored.

Expected Results:  Disk druid should have created a MD0 RAID1 device
that was the size of the total capacity of a drive, and included hda1
and hdb1.

Additional info:

Editing the newly created RAID device would not fix the problem. The
partition selection for participation in the RAID seems to be
completely ignored. Repeated attempts, over the course of 2 hours,
with many variations of trying to make a MDx RAID device that spanned
2 drives, all failed.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-10 16:16:05 EST
Do you have the partitions which start out as hda1 and hdb1
constrained to remain on only the specific drive you want them on?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 12:01:40 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  If you continue to have this problem on a
newer release of Fedora Core, please reopen and add any additional
information to this report.

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