Bug 73884 - Anaconda-ks.cfg doesnt completely represent partitioning setup for RAID
Summary: Anaconda-ks.cfg doesnt completely represent partitioning setup for RAID
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 73883 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Blocker
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Reported: 2002-09-12 21:35 UTC by John Airey
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-06-08 20:24:16 UTC

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Description John Airey 2002-09-12 21:35:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
The anaconda installer does not create the correct size software RAID partitions

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux 7.3 with software raid partitions
2. Create ks.cfg file from anaconda-ks.cfg file and boot disk
3. Boot system

Actual Results:  An error appears that the system cannot install onto disks 
with size "None". The installation fails.

Expected Results:  There should have been no error and the correct RAID 
partitions created and the installation completed.

Additional info:

The problem is caused by the installer writing an incorrect anaconda-ks.cfg. 
Here's an example:

clearpart --linux
#part raid.2 --noformat --onpart hda2
#part raid.5 --noformat --onpart hdc2
#part swap --onpart hda3
#part swap --onpart hdc3
#raid / --fstype ext3 --level=RAID1 raid.2 raid.5

The solution is for software RAID partitions to be represented by start and end 
cylinders, since specifying size may lead to software RAID partitions being 
placed differently on the disk.  For the above example:

#clearpart --linux
#part raid.2 --noformat --start=2 --end=1001 --ondisk=hda
#part raid.5 --noformat --start=2 --end=1001 --ondisk=hdc
#part swap --start=1002 --end=1023 --ondisk=hda
#part swap --start=1002 --end=1023 --ondisk=hdc
#raid / --fstype ext3 --level=RAID1 raid.2 raid.5

This is also a problem with Red Hat 7.2

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-09-13 18:38:33 UTC
*** Bug 73883 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-06-08 20:24:16 UTC
I believe this is fixed in FC4.  Please reopen if you are still seeing this problem.

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