Bug 22851 - bad md magic on device
bad md magic on device
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-26 14:33 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-15 20:08:13 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-12-26 14:33:37 EST
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1028, in 
    rc = apply (step[1](), (dir,) + step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 245, in 
    parts = todo.upgradeFindRoot ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 841, in 
    mdList = raid.startAllRaid(drives)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/raid.py", line 61, in 
    for (mdDevice, deviceList) in scanForRaid(driveList):
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/raid.py", line 25, in 
    (major, minor, raidSet, level, nrDisks, totalDisks, mdMinor) = \
  File "isys.py", line 37, in raidsb
    rc = _isys.getraidsb(fd)
ValueError: bad md magic on device

Local variables in innermost frame:
mdDevice: hdb9
fd: 10

ToDo object:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 11:23:51 EST
What is your RAID array configuration?

Did you configure this RAID array using a previous Red Hat Linux installer?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-12-27 16:47:58 EST
What You mean with RAID array configuration???
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2000-12-27 16:56:19 EST
What You mean with RAID array configuration???
I add that I have a PC with AMD 900mhz - 256 mb RAM, but I think that problem 
can be my Monitor (MAG XJ530) with MATROX G450 16MB.
In fact I got another message error during installation of REDHAT 7.0:
error opening security policy file
Waiting for X server to start
before system recognised Matrox M G400 (generic) and Server x: XF86_SVGA

Anyway I tried to install with text mode but with no results: this is the first 
installer I use (found annexed with the italian review "linux & C." 
(www.oltrelinux.com).  I sent my problem to them too as maybe the disks could 
be no propers...

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-11 12:13:04 EDT
It appears that /dev/hdb9 is marked as a RAID autodetect partitoins. The
installer is trying to look at its superblock and there is an inconsistency
causing this failure.

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