Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473800
upgrade f9->f10 with Promise pdc2027x hang
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:03:14 EST
i try to upgrade from f9->f10 the graphical installer simple hang (which is
imho a bug). when i start it in text mode i've got an error that it can't find
/dev/mapper/pdc_fbdiccjg and neither retry nor cancel help. so currently on
that machine it's not possible to upgrade.
while in the console the error:
ERROR: Activating raid pdc_fbdiccjg failed:
table: 0 0 linear /dev/mapper/pdc_fbdiccjg
exception: size must be positive
CRITICAL: parted exception: Error:
Could not start device /dev/mapper/pdc_fbdiccjg no such file or
the machine is an asus p4b533-e motherboard with promise pdc20276 fake raid
controller which is disabled in the bios and there is no disk on it, but the
kernel still find it. it has 2 pata disk with 2 partition which yield:
- md0 /boot
- md1 lvm vg (inside lv swap and /)
but as anaconda can't find the installed system i'm not able to upgrade
(preupgrade failed with the same problem).
a few more info about the system:
# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name
8 0 78184008 sda
8 1 104391 sda1
8 2 78075900 sda2
8 16 78184008 sdb
8 17 104391 sdb1
8 18 78075900 sdb2
9 1 78075776 md1
253 0 15335424 dm-0
253 1 2097152 dm-1
253 2 60620800 dm-2
9 0 104320 md0
253 3 60619772 dm-3
# cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4]
md0 : active raid1 sda1 sdb1
104320 blocks [2/2] [UU]
md1 : active raid1 sda2 sdb2
78075776 blocks [2/2] [UU]
unused devices: <none>
# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/System/root / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/md0 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/System/swap swap swap defaults 0 0
# cat /etc/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/System/root
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Upgrade to Fedora 10 (Cambridge)
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade
title Fedora (220.127.116.11-41.fc9.i686)
kernel /vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-41.fc9.i686 ro root=/dev/System/root
title Memtest86+ (2.01)
kernel /memtest86+-2.01 ro root=/dev/System/root
*** Bug 473801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please take a look at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=409931
If the temporary fixes stated there work for you then well and good. In any case we need more debugging information
So try this. Start the install with nodmraid, and as soon as you get to
stage 2 (i.e. when the graphics system has just started up), do the following:
1) hit ctrl+alt+f2 . You should get to a shell.
2) cd /tmp
3) mkdir raiddata
4) cd raiddata
5) dmraid -D -r
6) cd ..
7) tar cjf raiddata.tar.bz2 raiddata
And then attach that tarball to this bug (you may need to bring up the network,
Note: if this bug seems to be similar to the bug stated above, then please mention clearly so that it can be marked as a duplicate
i already update my laptop with nodmraid so i can't test it anymore even though it's a very big bug (imho).
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