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Bug 452943 - BIOS RAID (NVIDIA ), F9 boot hangs when array is degraded
Summary: BIOS RAID (NVIDIA ), F9 boot hangs when array is degraded
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-26 07:12 UTC by Marc Rechte
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:24 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:24:29 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screen photo shot during failed boot (deleted)
2008-06-26 07:12 UTC, Marc Rechte
no flags Details

Description Marc Rechte 2008-06-26 07:12:08 UTC
Description of problem:
I configured my F9 box on top of a BIOS raid array of two SATA HD in RAID1.

F9 sees the drive properly and installed successfully.

But when I unplug a disk (power being off), the BIOS reports a degraded array,
then grub menu is OK but boot fails when trying to find the Volume Group.

My hardware config is visible on


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Power off the machine, 
2.disconnect one of the HD drives, 
3.power on.

Actual results:
See screen photo.

Expected results:
The system would boot with a degraged array

Additional info:

Comment 1 Marc Rechte 2008-06-26 07:12:08 UTC
Created attachment 310311 [details]
Screen photo shot during failed boot

Comment 2 Heinz Mauelshagen 2008-07-21 10:24:47 UTC
This is because of the static mapping tables created by mkinitrd being used
during boot rather than running "dmraid -ay" from the initrd, in which case
dmraid would discover and activate a linear mapping for the remaining mirror leg.

Changed component to mkinitrd for further processing.

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