Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204420
Unhandled Exception after installing files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
Description of problem:
I went through the installation program and the program finds all my hard
drives, formats and configures. Installs files. However I changed the hard
drive installation because a previous method wasn't working either. The new
'consistent' problem I get is an unhandled exception after installing the files.
I'm (almost) positive it was doing the post install and setting up GRUB when it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X-E
2 - WD1600YD
1 - WD1600SB
and old 40G not being used...
Created attachment 135095 [details]
Anaconda Installer Dump
I submitted a request for help to the fedora user list with no response yet...
I am trying to use the Installation program with FC5 to setup a new
system with 2 SATA drives. The motherboard has a 'hardware raid' but
after a few years of monkeying with this system and drivers, software
raid is the correct way to go. However, I am installing FC5 on new hard
drives. The installation finishes, I reboot and the boot loader
sometimes isn't found at all, or is found, but doesn't have a kernel to
boot? The times that the installer puts a boot loader in without a
kernel, I type in the parameters:
and the system boots for the first time and I get through the 'first
boot stuff (setting soundcard etc)', then I boot again (if I'm lucky)
and the system boots. However, at this point is the real symptom of the
problem. The raid never has both drives in each partition. The system
is configured to have /boot as /dev/md0 (/dev/sda1 + /dev/sdb1)... /
as /dev/md1 (/dev/sda2 + /dev/sdb2)... swap as /dev/md2 (/dev/sda3
+ /dev/sdb3) except the system is only using sda in partion md0 and sdb
in partion md1 and sda in partion md2. Never are both drives in their
So my first question, I've looked through the mailing list archives back
a few months and I see no related issues. Is anyone aware of bugs with
the software raid installation in FC5?
I guess my second question is a general 'help'?
Thank you in advance.
I think I found the problem. The SATA drives are powered off an adapter cable
that appears to have an unreliable connection. After changing the power
connections, the system appears MUCH more stable.