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Bug 53859 - Anaconda mounts half of RAID-0 (!) then crashes
Anaconda mounts half of RAID-0 (!) then crashes
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 16833
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-19 23:10 EDT by Andrew Pam
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-20 11:56:58 EDT
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Anaconda crash dump (10.33 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-19 23:11 EDT, Andrew Pam
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/etc/fstab (1.16 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-19 23:12 EDT, Andrew Pam
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/etc/raidtab (838 bytes, text/plain)
2001-09-19 23:12 EDT, Andrew Pam
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Output of fdisk -l (1.22 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-20 11:56 EDT, Andrew Pam
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Description Andrew Pam 2001-09-19 23:10:23 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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Setup RAID-0 striped partitions.
2.  Discontinue use of a partition that had been used as /usr (switch to
another partition)
3.  Attempt a RedHat upgrade.

Actual Results:  Anaconda crashes.

Expected Results:  Install should proceed normally.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andrew Pam 2001-09-19 23:11:36 EDT
Created attachment 32163 [details]
Anaconda crash dump
Comment 2 Andrew Pam 2001-09-19 23:12:25 EDT
Created attachment 32164 [details]
Comment 3 Andrew Pam 2001-09-19 23:12:57 EDT
Created attachment 32165 [details]
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-09-20 11:22:35 EDT
Can you post the output of 'fdisk -l' on the drive(s) in question?
Comment 5 Andrew Pam 2001-09-20 11:56:54 EDT
Created attachment 32219 [details]
Output of fdisk -l
Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-09-20 12:08:56 EDT
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 ***

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