Bug 8486 - Raid options unnecessarily restricted.
Summary: Raid options unnecessarily restricted.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-15 09:51 UTC by Chris Cogdon
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 18:16:10 UTC

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Description Chris Cogdon 2000-01-15 09:51:17 UTC
It is not possible, with the current installer, to create a RAID1
partition with only one volume. This is not a restriction of the raid-
tools, but that of the installer.

Why would I want to do this?

I need to create a new disk with redhat-6.1 and a raid volume, insert that
into a machine along with another disk (machine only has two drive slots),
copy the data onto the new 6.1 disk, then put a second new disk into the
drive and add the partition on the new disk into the RAID1 set (which will
copy all the data across).

Yes, I know I can do this by creating it initially with two partitions in
the set, then remove one before starting the copy process. But... it /is/
an unnecessary limitation on the installer.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 18:16:59 UTC
Disk Druid is set up to impose some restrictions on the user to prevent doing
things they would otherwise not want to do.  A part of this is stuff like you
describe.  You can always use fdisk in order to create whateven partitions you
would like and assign them as you wish.

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