Bug 40043 - Installer fails to handle raid partition & thus stops
Installer fails to handle raid partition & thus stops
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 36985
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: 2001-05-10 05:45 EDT by Nick Hoath
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-02 11:00:36 EDT
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fdisk -l /dev/hda (338 bytes, text/plain)
2001-05-11 03:36 EDT, Nick Hoath
no flags Details
fdisk -l /dev/hdg (342 bytes, text/plain)
2001-05-11 03:37 EDT, Nick Hoath
no flags Details
Dump of actual error message during upgrade failure. (10.29 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-29 03:22 EDT, Nick Hoath
no flags Details
Dump from installer (23.90 KB, text/plain)
2001-12-14 13:59 EST, daryl herzmann
no flags Details

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Description Nick Hoath 2001-05-10 05:45:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
During an upgrade from RedHat 6.1 -> 7.1, anaconda reports an error
(paraphrased) while trying to setup to read the old installation status:
Raid device md0 needs 1 disks, but found 2.
The raid device was created automagically by the original 6.1 installation.
My fstab and raidtab are as follows:
/dev/md0                /                       ext2    defaults        1 1
/dev/hda1               /boot                   ext2    defaults        1 2
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/hdg1               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             ext2    noauto,owner    0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0

raiddev             /dev/md0
raid-level                  0
nr-raid-disks               2
chunk-size                  64k
persistent-superblock       1
device      /dev/hda5
raid-disk     0
device      /dev/hdc5
raid-disk     1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off RedHat 7.1 installation CD 1
2. Proceed with upgrade procedure


Actual Results:  anaconda reported an error and gave the option of
debugging or giving up.

Expected Results:  anaconda should have mounted the raid array & proceed to
scan the previous installation!

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-10 16:43:30 EDT
Can you boot into your 7.0 system and post the output of the 'fdisk -l /dev/hda'
and 'fdisk -l /dev/hdc' commands?
Comment 2 Nick Hoath 2001-05-11 03:36:27 EDT
Created attachment 18107 [details]
fdisk -l /dev/hda
Comment 3 Nick Hoath 2001-05-11 03:37:53 EDT
Created attachment 18108 [details]
fdisk -l /dev/hdg
Comment 4 Nick Hoath 2001-05-11 03:38:49 EDT
I guess my raidtab is wrong... But would this stop the installation?
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-05-14 18:04:48 EDT
Almost certainly.  I can't imagine how the system worked in the first place. 
Please try again with a corrected raidtab and reopen this bug if this doesn't
fix the problem.
Comment 6 Nick Hoath 2001-05-29 03:22:58 EDT
Created attachment 19851 [details]
Dump of actual error message during upgrade failure.
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2001-07-20 16:24:27 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36985 ***
Comment 8 daryl herzmann 2001-12-14 13:59:19 EST
Created attachment 40668 [details]
Dump from installer

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