Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57784
anaconda unable to handle linear/append array on upgrade and crashes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:48 EDT
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
anaconda exits and the system is being shutdown
It should install RH7.2
Created attachment 41267 [details]
saved with installer
I'm upgrading from RH7.0. It can also be reproduced using the normal text
installation procedure => I am unable to install RH7.2.
What does your /etc/raidtab look like?
Created attachment 41654 [details]
As requested: my /etc/raidtab
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
msw committed something that should fix this to CVS
This works for me now.
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.
Created attachment 88464 [details]
Tried it again, this time it worked: a dump from the errors I got
Wild - it's coming up as RAID-1
Adding CC: for katzj
This should be better in newer releases.