Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40043
Installer fails to handle raid partition & thus stops
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:10 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
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!
Can you boot into your 7.0 system and post the output of the 'fdisk -l /dev/hda'
and 'fdisk -l /dev/hdc' commands?
Created attachment 18107 [details]
fdisk -l /dev/hda
Created attachment 18108 [details]
fdisk -l /dev/hdg
I guess my raidtab is wrong... But would this stop the installation?
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.
Created attachment 19851 [details]
Dump of actual error message during upgrade failure.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36985 ***
Created attachment 40668 [details]
Dump from installer