Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53859
Anaconda mounts half of RAID-0 (!) then crashes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a system running RAID-0, when upgrading from RH7.0 to 7.1 Anaconda
detected a partition containing an unused /usr directory structure. It
mounts HALF THE STRIPE as a regular ext2 filesystem despite the fstab and
raidtab and then crashes. rm -rf on the unused partition did not solve the
problem, but dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=1 did. :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup RAID-0 striped partitions.
2. Discontinue use of a partition that had been used as /usr (switch to
3. Attempt a RedHat upgrade.
Actual Results: Anaconda crashes.
Expected Results: Install should proceed normally.
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Anaconda crash dump
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Can you post the output of 'fdisk -l' on the drive(s) in question?
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Output of fdisk -l
Ah. Raid partitions should be of type 0xfd (Linux raid auto), not type 0x83
(Linux). The installer will do strange things if the Raid partitions are of the
wrong type. This is a dupe of bug #16833
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16833 ***