Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241088
Anaconda throws backtrace when installing on existing mdraid
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:05 EST
Description of problem:
When attempting to install using the anaconda pacakge from 20070523 which
supposedly fixes this problem I still get a backtrace when installing on my
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot boot.iso
2. set http mirror
When X comes up and you click next, anaconda elects to throw a backtrace at you
Created attachment 155310 [details]
Okay, so.. you've got dmraid on.. sata_nv? Can you give us a bit more info about
the RAID set up - number / type of disks, controller, etc?
mdraid not dmraid Woods. it's an nforce3 SATA controller with dmraid
capabilities turned off (since historically Linux has sucked on that, I plan to
change it back for F8 to break it in interesting ways).
2 WDC WD4000YR-01P harddrives
/boot on RAID1
/, /home and SWAP on LVM on top of a RAID0
ah, sorry.. it's late and I'm mixing up mdraid and dmraid again.
according to pjones there was a bug in the mdraid metadata finding stuff that
should be fixed in anaconda 188.8.131.52, so hopefully the next rawhide should be
I managed to pull off an mdraid upgrade yesterday without a problem, whereas I
couldn't a few days ago, so at least we're closer...
We're trying to start the device md-1 which is weird. What's the output of
mdadm -E for /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2?
Just set up a box with a pair of WD 120G ATA drives, 100M software raid1 /boot,
the rest software raid0 with lvm atop it, featuring /, /home and swap. No more
explodeyness, only oddity was grub needing to be reinstalled rather than
upgrading the existing config for some reason.
Works for me as of F7 RC2.