Bug 243123 - initrd-image does not load raid5 after intallation LVM-on-RAID
Summary: initrd-image does not load raid5 after intallation LVM-on-RAID
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2007-06-07 13:22 UTC by Tim Petrowsky
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:28:41 UTC

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Description Tim Petrowsky 2007-06-07 13:22:29 UTC
Description of problem:

Installing F7 with LVM-on-RAID:
3 SATA HDDs, each with
  100MB /boot in RAID1
  1024MB swap
  rest as LVM in RAID5, containing / and some more

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F7 minimum CD install image.

How reproducible:
Always reproducible.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install on clean system
2. configure as stated above
3. reboot
Actual results:

grub loads, nash loads, LVM finds no Volumes

Expected results:

RAID5 initialized, LVM volumes initialized

Additional info:

I could fix the bug when replacing initrd-image with one generated by:
initrd --force-raid-probe --force-lvm-probe --with=raid --with=lvm ....

Also while booting from rescue-CD the RAID5 repaired itself (although no hard
disks failed according to SMART logs). Letting it repair from "degraded" state
did not solve the problem, i had to create a new initrd-image. Maybe this is
another bug, either related or not? Will try to reproduce this one on an
identical system.

Comment 1 Ian Mortimer 2007-09-25 02:15:27 UTC
I've also seen this when upgrading systems with LVM on top of RAID.  The
anaconda generated initrd doesn't contain raid modules.  For kickstart installs
a workaround is to put this in %post:

kv=$(rpm -q --qf '%{version}-%{release}\n' kernel)
[[ -n $kv ]] && /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --depmod
--install $kv

Comment 2 Ian Mortimer 2007-09-25 02:18:27 UTC
I meant to say:

The anaconda generated initrd doesn't contain lvm modules.

Comment 3 Igor Velkov 2008-02-28 04:51:30 UTC
Looks similar #211030

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:53:31 UTC
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Comment 5 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-03 21:02:22 UTC
Have you encountered the same problem in Fedora 9?

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