Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124793
Anaconda crashes on hard disk install with raid
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to upgrade to FC2 using the ISO's on my raid-1 partitino.
When I selected to do a Hard Disk install, anacond presented me with
the raw devices (not md0, md1, etc). I one of the two raid-1
partitions (hda7) and it continued on a little bit, and then anaconda
crashed out. I tried again, but it didnt' work. In the end i had to
install off CDs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1
2. Copy FC2 ISO's to a raid-1 device
3. Try to do a hard disk install with the ISOS
Actual Results: Crash and burn
Expected Results: Either this should be supported, or anaconda should
tell you that you aren't allowed to install off a device which makes
up a raid-1 md.
Created attachment 100701 [details]
Anaconda Crash Dump
This isn't supported. It's a bit tricky to make clear, though, as we
don't have the RAID modules available and so can't say definitively
that a disk is part of a working RAID set :/
It is possible to only show partitions which are supported by using
fdisk or some system call which returns the same?
/sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4863 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 5 40131 6 FAT16
/dev/hda2 6 18 104422+ fd Linux raid
/dev/hda3 19 655 5116702+ fd Linux raid
/dev/hda4 656 4863 33800760 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 656 1292 5116671 fd Linux raid
/dev/hda6 1293 1423 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 1424 4863 27631768+ fd Linux raid
There's no system call to give this information, and even if there
were, it's completely informational and not at all mandatory.
Partition table ids are a fairly arbitrary concept that don't exist in
a lot of partition table formats.
Well, if it is too hard to hide the raid partitions from the list,
maybe just put a few lines of error checking in to avoid crashing out?
It doesn't look like we can add specific error checking to catch that you've
specified a RAID partition in the loader. However, we can certainly catch the
error when we try to mount the partition later on. This will be fixed in the
next build of anaconda.