Bug 185353 - anaconda does not install bootable system (dmraid, dell p470)
anaconda does not install bootable system (dmraid, dell p470)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dmraid (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Heinz Mauelshagen
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Reported: 2006-03-13 17:45 EST by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-27 08:04:52 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2006-03-13 17:45:19 EST
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. :/
Comment 1 Peter Jones 2006-03-14 02:11:06 EST
OK, so this sounds like grub was installed on hda, not on the raid device, but
the BIOS is using the raid device.

From IRC:
<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
<notting> ich5

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.
Comment 2 Heinz Mauelshagen 2006-03-14 10:56:05 EST
Ich5 not supported yet.
Don't have access to respective metadata format specs.
If anyone has, please send them.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-03-14 13:27:52 EST
I asked Dell, they said it should be DDF.
Comment 4 Heinz Mauelshagen 2007-06-27 08:04:52 EDT
Closing because there's no evidence, that the issue reapeared since we support DDF.

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