Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72909
Installer crashed, formatting raid-1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Machine with 10 disks, attempted to install on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1.
Please see URL for the crash dump of anaconda, it specifically instructed me to
send it to redhat.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install redhat-7.3 via nfs to my machine
2.Select NFS install
3.Select installation onto raid-1 containing sda1 and sdb1
4.Screen changes, showing progress, number of packages to go, with a window for
formatting the filesystem, that progress bar gets to 20% or so then dies with a
message saying to get the crash file (above) to redhat.
Actual Results: A dialog saying write dump to floppy, or boot.
Expected Results: A happy redhat-7.3 install.
I installed redhat-7.3 on this box before, it may have been from cdrom, alas
it's mounted in a rack, and doesn't have an internal cd drive, so I'm trying a
network install. I'm quite experiences with linux, been running if for a decade
or so, manage 100 of machines, and have written several linux distributions for
clusters, diskless machines and similar (mostly redhat based). I.e. it's
Created attachment 73750 [details]
I attached the dump file
Here's a raidtab from that machine:
Personalities : [raid0] [raid1] [raid5]
read_ahead 1024 sectors
md1 : active raid0 sdj2 sdi2 sdh2 sdg2 sdf2 sde2 sdd2
sdc2 sdb2 sda2
158239360 blocks 64k chunks
md0 : active raid1 sdb1 sda1
8393856 blocks [2/2] [UU]
unused devices: <none>
As you can see there are 10 drives, and I had 2 partitions each that were
labeled "fd" (raid partition), even though I was only using 2 this would
kill anaconda. So in EXACTLY the same case when I pulled the other 8
drives (thankfully they were hotswap) the install went just find. I'm
guessing that either I overflowed an array, or the raid parser can not
deal with drive letters as high as sdj.
The update disk available at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/73raid.img? If you put that on a separate
floppy and boot with 'linux updates', inserting the disk when prompted, it
should fix the problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64734 ***