Bug 57784 - anaconda unable to handle linear/append array on upgrade and crashes
anaconda unable to handle linear/append array on upgrade and crashes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 61590
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Reported: 2001-12-22 15:01 EST by ferry
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-02-01 17:19:47 EST
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saved with installer (23.60 KB, text/plain)
2001-12-22 15:01 EST, ferry
no flags Details
As requested: my /etc/raidtab (253 bytes, text/plain)
2002-01-02 17:25 EST, ferry
no flags Details
Tried it again, this time it worked: a dump from the errors I got (7.07 KB, text/plain)
2002-12-11 15:48 EST, ferry
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Description ferry 2001-12-22 15:01:13 EST
Description of Problem: Installer generates a  errormessage and dumps a
trace. Says It should be sumbmitted to this location.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from CD
2.choose expert mode
3.us, uk, no mouse text mode

Actual Results:
anaconda exits and the system is being shutdown

Expected Results:
It should install RH7.2

Additional Information:
See trace
Comment 1 ferry 2001-12-22 15:01:51 EST
Created attachment 41267 [details]
saved with installer
Comment 2 ferry 2001-12-22 15:24:02 EST
I'm upgrading from RH7.0. It can also be reproduced using the normal text
installation procedure => I am unable to install RH7.2.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 17:11:35 EST
What does your /etc/raidtab look like?
Comment 4 ferry 2002-01-02 17:25:16 EST
Created attachment 41654 [details]
As requested: my /etc/raidtab
Comment 5 ferry 2002-01-05 17:37:48 EST
Eventually I installed RH7.2 using a workaround. At the bootpromp I typed the

boot: expert hde=none hdg=none

This way I prevented the RH kernel to discover my two raid0 (striping)
partitions residing on these drives. Of course this was only possible due to the
fact that I didn't store OS related stuff on those drives. The install went
flawless after that. I also removed my /etc/raidtab but I'm not sure whether
that matters.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-08 18:49:44 EDT
msw committed something that should fix this to CVS
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-09 16:35:12 EDT
This works for me now.
Comment 8 ferry 2002-12-11 15:35:33 EST
Trying to install RH8.0 now with a similar (but not the same) error on a similar
setup. Install exits after selecting a partitioning method. 

Can't supply an error log/trace/dump since a write to floppy didn't work.
Copying by hand:

in file "usr/lib/anaconda/partRequests.py, line 604 
Valuerror: Invalid raidlevel in Raidrequest.getActualSize

Have to say that the summary was wrong all the time since it is not (and never
has been) a RAID-0 setup but just a linear or append joining of two partitions
(as can be seen from my raidtab). Sorry about that.
Comment 9 ferry 2002-12-11 15:48:06 EST
Created attachment 88464 [details]
Tried it again, this time it worked: a dump from the errors I got
Comment 10 Matt Wilson 2002-12-14 19:44:18 EST
Wild - it's coming up as RAID-1
Comment 11 Matt Wilson 2002-12-14 19:44:54 EST
Adding CC: for katzj
Comment 12 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-01 17:19:47 EST
This should be better in newer releases.

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