Bug 246110 - F7 setup installs on H/W raid, fails to boot after install.
Summary: F7 setup installs on H/W raid, fails to boot after install.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 7
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-28 16:04 UTC by John Treubig
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:43:49 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Kickstart config file produced by anaconda. (1.13 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-28 16:04 UTC, John Treubig
no flags Details

Description John Treubig 2007-06-28 16:04:32 UTC
Description of problem:

After installing F7 on a system with RAID+LVM, nash complains:
 device-mapper: table: 253:0: mirror: Device lookup failure
 device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: No such device or address
 Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
 mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
 setuproot: moving /dev/failed: No such file or directory
 setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
 setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
 switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
 Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

System contains 1 PATA and 2 identical SATA in H/W raid.
I used the default settings that the configuration kernel presented:
 boot on Pata drive. 
 LVM volume contains root & swap on PATA and HW RAID1 (2 SATA). 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

F7 kernel 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 and initrd
How reproducible:

Install having root on Pata drive (boot,root,swap) and include HW RAID1 (2 SATA)
in LVM volume always reproduces. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install making no changes to anaconda default configuration.
2. Reboot.
3. Panic.

Actual results:

Boot hangs in kernel panic having not found the root file system.

Expected results:

Normal boot.

Additional info:

If I turn off the HW raid, installation is fine, but I can not add the Raid as
H/W later.  Only choice is S/W.  I desire the raid to use the H/W. 
M/B: Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H w/ AMD/ATI 690G/SB600.

Using rescue, root is mounted correctly.  
Have tried to rebuild initrd using rescue (from bug 243123): 
  initrd --force-raid-probe --force-lvm-probe --with=raid --with=lvm 
Does not fix problem.

Comment 1 John Treubig 2007-06-28 16:04:32 UTC
Created attachment 158135 [details]
Kickstart config file produced by anaconda.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:18:38 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:43:47 UTC
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