Bug 159687 - installer crashes when root is on RAID device
installer crashes when root is on RAID device
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-06 20:06 EDT by Craig James
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-08 19:06:14 EDT
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Description Craig James 2005-06-06 20:06:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install with / on a RAID device, the installer got an exception, crashed, and rebooted.

Exception exceptions.KeyError:0 in <bound bethod RAIDDEVICE.__del__ of <fssetAIDDevice instance at 0xb74d484c>> ignored

The configuration was:

1. Two identical Seagate 80 GB disks
2. /boot was a 100 MB partition on /dev/hda1
3. /tmp was a 100 MB partition on /dev/hdc1
4. Both disks had a 150 MB partition on /dev/hd[ac]2
5. Rest of both disks (about 79 GB) were a software RAID 1 partition
   set up using the installer as /dev/md0

The partitioning and formatting went well, and files were written to the /boot partition, but when it started on the / partition it crashed the installer. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC3 installation CD's

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above

Actual Results:  The installer crashed

Expected Results:  It should have installed Linux on the / RAID 1 partition.

Additional info:

I was never able to get this to work.  Instead I bought a third disk, installed Linux on that, then used mdadm to create a RAID 1 disk with the original two disks.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-06-07 16:01:28 EDT
Can you provide the full traceback?  
Comment 2 Craig James 2005-06-08 11:46:42 EDT
Unfortunately I can't - the installer crashed and rebooted.  Since there was no
file system, there were no files left behind.  (Plus I ran it again, which
reformatted the disks.)  Sorry.

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