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Bug 429335 - cannot install on nVidia MCP55 Pro using RAID 5
cannot install on nVidia MCP55 Pro using RAID 5
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2008-01-18 14:17 EST by Maxwell Bottiger
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:48 EST (History)
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Description Maxwell Bottiger 2008-01-18 14:17:16 EST
Description of problem:
When installing Fedora Core 8 I get the following message before disk partitioning:

"Error opening /dev/mapper/nvidia_fhaiddbb
 no such device or address"

This happens if I set the drives to form a raid 5 array and try to install on
it.  I can set the first two drives up as a raid 1 array and installation
proceedes normally.  However, this is not the desired solution.

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

How reproducible:
Every time RAID 5 is selected

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from install DVD or network
Actual results:
The nvidia driver fails to address the raid 5 array

Expected results:
A raid disk

Additional info:

My BIOS prohibits me from addressing each drive individually, so simply using
software raid isn't an option.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-01-18 16:59:26 EST
You should be able to disable RAID completely or set the RAID mode to JBOD.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:28:29 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:48:25 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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