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Bug 19310 - Can't create raid devices/filesystems
Can't create raid devices/filesystems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-18 05:27 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-13 15:53:30 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2000-10-18 05:27:31 EDT
After creating two 1-Gb raid partitions in disks sda and sdb (one in each),
I chose to create a Linux filesystem out of them, to be mounted in `/l',
and named the device /dev/raid/l (I've also tried /dev/raid-l, without
success).  (Actually, I have created more than one partition in one of the
disks, in one of my attempts, but I *think* I've also tried 1 parition per
disk before giving up and setting up raid by hand after a regular

All was fine until the installation got to the point of creating the actual
filesystems, just before packages start to be installed: I got an exception
from the Python interpreter, and the installation was aborted.

Please let me know if you need further information to duplicate the problem.
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-10-18 15:28:13 EDT
could you attach the text of the anaconda exception to this report ...? that
would be helpful ... :)

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2000-10-24 22:32:13 EDT
That would be hard.  I have already managed to create some raid devices, and I'd
rather not mess up with them.  Since I don't have any free disk space, and the
problem shows up quite late in the installation process, I fear changes in the
partition table may make it to disk before the failure, destroying the data I
already have.  Sorry, I should have noted the error message when I first got it,
but I thought it would have been easy to duplicate, since I could do it so many
times :-)
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-13 15:53:27 EST
If you ever have a problem like this again please reopen this bug. We have not
seen this behaviour in our testing so perhaps it was something specific to your

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