Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 892621
Anaconda FC18-TC4 does not present BIOS RAID as available storage
Last modified: 2013-01-08 16:32:01 EST
Description of problem:
With the update to TC4, Anaconda does not present BIOS RAID storage.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever is on Fedora-18-TC4-x86_64-netinst.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
Been running tests on Fedora 17, was going to reinstall Fedora 18 to test
the same bug there. Pulled the TC4 image, but got nowhere :(
See attached tarball of logfiles - note I included the output of /proc/mdstat
which shows that the array is in fact assembled correctly.
This is a major regression!
Created attachment 673983 [details]
log files from /tmp, including /proc/mdstat output
Just to confirm this worked in the previous release, I ran the same test
with the TC3 image and it behaves as expected.
Tested RC1 - it is equally broken
Proposing as blocker: The installer must be able to create and install to software, hardware or BIOS RAID-0, RAID-1 or RAID-5 partitions for anything except /boot
Based on comment #2, it looks like a regression between TC3 and TC4.
I have a possible fix. To test it, add the following to your boot command line:
Discussed at 2013-01-07 QA meeting acting as a blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2013-01-07/fedora-qa.2013-01-07-16.01.log.txt . Accepted as a blocker per criterion cited in comment #4.
Tested the update fix from comment #5. With that the BIOS RAID device shows
up under available storage.
I didn't continue with the install as I have data on the system I need for
testing right now, but I presume it will work.
Bug and fix confirmed on my system: without the updates.img I don't see my array available for install at all, with the updates.img it is available and I can successfully complete and boot an RC1 install. Please go ahead and apply for the next anaconda build.
anaconda-18.37.11-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
anaconda-18.37.11-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.