Bug 33910 - Cannot install on 3ware controller with RAID5
Cannot install on 3ware controller with RAID5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-29 13:06 EST by Jason Tibbitts
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-11 14:58:10 EDT
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Description Jason Tibbitts 2001-03-29 13:06:37 EST
I'm trying to bring up Wolverine on a machine with all of its disk behind a
3ware controller in one 538GB RAID5 array.

Bugs 30731 and 28029 are related, although this machine is not running SMP.
The problem is that Wolverine does not work on a RAID5 array (it works on a
striped array just fine).  I get large numbers of card aborts and the
install runs for hours without making progress.

As I would expect from bug 28029, with the boot disk and stageN image files
from Rawhide[1], the install progresses fine until post-install
configuration, where the installer segfaults (no Python backtrace
available).  I do not know if this is due to the 3ware controller or if it
is simply a problem with the installer.

I can boot into rescue mode using the same disk and stageN image files and
see the installation.  Unfortunately anaconda crashed before setting up
lilo or /etc/fstab so I'll have to go manually from here.

Is there currently any way to actually install any version of Red Hat with
all disk on a 3ware controller?

1) I have bootnet.img, netstg1.img, netstg2.img and stage2.img from March 
 19.  I am installing over HTTP.  I've also copied the kernel RPMS from  
Rawhide so if I could boot the system I should be able to run.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-29 13:50:49 EST
Matt or Alan, any ideas?
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2001-04-02 16:45:30 EDT
We had some fixes from 3ware. I dont know which QA tree they went back out in
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-11 14:58:06 EDT
We believe this is addressed in the current internal tree.
Comment 4 Jason Tibbitts 2001-04-17 16:58:56 EDT
Just to make a permanent record: Seawolf installs fine.

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