Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185353
anaconda does not install bootable system (dmraid, dell p470)
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:58:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Dell Precision 470 workstation. Has BIOS RAID, intel chipset.
If you enable and create a RAID in the BIOS, dmraid/anaconda does not
see it, and offers to install on the drives themselves.
This configuration *does not boot*. First, grub halts at:
If you reboot to rescue mode and run grub-install, it will
then die at:
GRUB loading, please wait.... Error 2
Oh, if you then 'delete' the RAID in the BIOS, you then get to reinstall. :/
OK, so this sounds like grub was installed on hda, not on the raid device, but
the BIOS is using the raid device.
<notting> dmraid -ay always said 'no raid found'
<pjones> well, that'd be why it didn't work
<pjones> what bios?
<notting> bios or controller type?
<pjones> controller type
So I think that means we're not detecting ich5 correctly.
Metadata dumps from dmraid with the "isw" format would be helpful, but this is a
dmraid problem not an installer problem, so I'm reassigning it to that component.
Ich5 not supported yet.
Don't have access to respective metadata format specs.
If anyone has, please send them.
I asked Dell, they said it should be DDF.
Closing because there's no evidence, that the issue reapeared since we support DDF.