Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452943
BIOS RAID (NVIDIA ), F9 boot hangs when array is degraded
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:24:29 EDT
Description of problem:
I configured my F9 box on top of a BIOS raid array of two SATA HD in RAID1.
F9 sees the drive properly and installed successfully.
But when I unplug a disk (power being off), the BIOS reports a degraded array,
then grub menu is OK but boot fails when trying to find the Volume Group.
My hardware config is visible on
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Power off the machine,
2.disconnect one of the HD drives,
See screen photo.
The system would boot with a degraged array
Created attachment 310311 [details]
Screen photo shot during failed boot
This is because of the static mapping tables created by mkinitrd being used
during boot rather than running "dmraid -ay" from the initrd, in which case
dmraid would discover and activate a linear mapping for the remaining mirror leg.
Changed component to mkinitrd for further processing.
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