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Bug 83815 - need ability to create software RAID1 arrays with only 1 member
Summary: need ability to create software RAID1 arrays with only 1 member
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-09 08:38 UTC by hvv
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 17:42:52 UTC

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Description hvv 2003-02-09 08:38:46 UTC
Description of problem:

Currently anaconda enforces RAID1 arrays to have at least 2 members. This is
unreasonable since it disallows to e.g. install system only on 1 hdd, and then
add the 2nd to the system and turn it into the raid1 arrays' member (by editing
/etc/raidtab, adding partitions of the 2nd hdd as failed-disk, then remaking
raid arrays with mkraid and then hotadd'ing partitions of the 2nd HDD to the
raid arrays).
I had to hack installer and burn cusom disk1 to be able to make RAID1 arrays
with only 1 member in order to be able to install system on only one hdd.

FYI mandrake installer does allow to have only 1 member of raid1 array (and did
allow this for agaes AFAIK).

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 20:07:14 UTC
This isn't something we're planning to support currently. 

Comment 2 hvv 2003-02-11 10:09:51 UTC
Why then close this bug with WONTFIX?
May be set a resolution to DEFFERED in order not to forget to implement
it later?

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-11 17:42:52 UTC
We do not plan to support this mode of RAID creation.

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