Bug 6902 - GUI install will try to create ilegal partitions on mylex raid
GUI install will try to create ilegal partitions on mylex raid
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-11-10 19:59 EST by jlewis
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 11:22:27 EST
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Description jlewis 1999-11-10 19:59:15 EST
I just tried my first install on a box with a Mylex
Acceleraid 200 controller.  The Mylex docs say the driver
supports partitions p1 - p7, i.e. /dev/rd/c0d0p1 through
/dev/rd/c0d0p7.  I tried to install with:
256mb	/
256mb	swap
256mb	/tmp
2000mb	/usr
<remainder>	/var

This is only 5 partitions, yet disk druid created them as
/dev/rd/c0d0p1
/dev/rd/c0d0p5
/dev/rd/c0d0p6
/dev/rd/c0d0p7
/dev/rd/c0d0p8

I don't know why disk druid likes to create just 1 primary
and everything else in an extended partition starting at
partition 5, but it breaks the mylex raid driver.  This
resulted in my /var partition not existing.

I was able to get around this by switching to virtual
console 2, running fdisk by hand, then rebooting and letting
the GUI disk druid use the existing partitions.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 15:41:59 EST
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-02-22 11:22:59 EST
The fdisk will be available via the GUI in future release to handle this problem
more cleanly.

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