Bug 892621 - Anaconda FC18-TC4 does not present BIOS RAID as available storage
Anaconda FC18-TC4 does not present BIOS RAID as available storage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Blocks: F18Blocker/F18FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2013-01-07 07:28 EST by Jes Sorensen
Modified: 2013-01-08 16:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-01-08 16:31:58 EST
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log files from /tmp, including /proc/mdstat output (640.00 KB, application/x-tar)
2013-01-07 07:31 EST, Jes Sorensen
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Description Jes Sorensen 2013-01-07 07:28:28 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

How reproducible:
Every time

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!
Comment 1 Jes Sorensen 2013-01-07 07:31:02 EST
Created attachment 673983 [details]
log files from /tmp, including /proc/mdstat output
Comment 2 Jes Sorensen 2013-01-07 07:45:19 EST
Just to confirm this worked in the previous release, I ran the same test
with the TC3 image and it behaves as expected.
Comment 3 Jes Sorensen 2013-01-07 08:29:54 EST
Tested RC1 - it is equally broken
Comment 4 Jaroslav Reznik 2013-01-07 08:39:20 EST
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.
Comment 5 David Lehman 2013-01-07 12:03:51 EST
I have a possible fix. To test it, add the following to your boot command line:

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2013-01-07 13:33:31 EST
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.
Comment 7 Jes Sorensen 2013-01-07 15:46:48 EST
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.

Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2013-01-07 16:40:28 EST
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.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-01-07 20:18:57 EST
anaconda-18.37.11-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-01-08 16:32:01 EST
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.

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