Bug 450722 - Raid1 boot corruption on removal of mirror component
Raid1 boot corruption on removal of mirror component
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-10 13:15 EDT by John Whitley
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:10 EDT (History)
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2008-06-10 13:15 EDT, John Whitley
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Description John Whitley 2008-06-10 13:15:15 EDT
Description of problem:
System fails to boot when one half of mirrored pair is absent. /boot fails fsck

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 (OK on Fedora 8)

How reproducible:
Very. Every attempt to boot

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora with two disc which mirror each other (Raid1)
2. Reboot with one disc removed
3. Observe failure to boot
Actual results:
Fails to boot with fsck error of /dev/md0

Expected results:
Boot but with removed disc absent from mirrors 

Additional info:
Comment 1 John Whitley 2008-06-10 13:15:15 EDT
Created attachment 308843 [details]
Text file expanding on problem
Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2008-06-18 10:52:49 EDT
This is partially a duplicate of 160563, but I think the symptoms displayed are
related to a change in grub to handle ext3 with larger inodes. So I am not 100%
if this should be closed as a duplicate of 160563.
Comment 3 John Whitley 2008-06-18 12:11:25 EDT
I should add that both discs had had grub run on them under Fodera 8 as follows:

grub> device (hd0) /dev/sd[ab]
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)

The fsck failed someway into the boot, i.e. after running udev
Comment 4 Heinz Mauelshagen 2008-06-18 13:19:18 EDT
Adjusted component to mkinitrd.
Is this a static init script issue not being able to map the degraded mirror
propperly ?
Comment 5 Graham Leggett 2008-07-24 19:48:23 EDT
Just ran into this exact same problem, we are currently stuck unable to do a
system migration because of this problem.

Is there a workaround to bring the grub configuration into a useable state?
Comment 6 p.czerewko 2008-08-28 03:37:49 EDT
I have this problem too.
Is there any solution?
Or i should change distro?
Distro without goodworking RAID1 is useless for me
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:31:31 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:10:14 EDT
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