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[Bug 512605] New: Installation of opensuse 11.2 fails to write bootrecord in case of ESB2 and dmraid (ddf1)
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  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:37:58 -0600
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512605


Summary: Installation of opensuse 11.2 fails to write
bootrecord in case of ESB2 and dmraid (ddf1)
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Milestone 2
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Winfrid.Tschiedel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---


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YaST2 Installion logs

User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Tablet PC
1.7; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR
3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; MS-RTC LM 8; InfoPath.2)

I tried to install openSUSE 11.2 on a Fujitsu Primergy rx200s4
on a SATA RAID ( 1 disk RAID0 ) -
installation works except no bootrecord can be written.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a system with ESB2 / ICHXR and LSI firmware
2. Install openSUSE 11.2 on a SATA RAID

Actual Results:
There is no boot record written :
Error 22: No such partition

Expected Results:
Sucessful installation

I was able to bypass the problem with the missing bootrecord,
but afterwards the kernel was not able to access the root partition
( /dev/mapper/ddf1_......part4 ).
Ignoring that the system should have a RAID0 the system could be started
with root=/dev/sda4 .

I did similar tests with other SATA RAID ( Promise pdc ; Intel Matrix Storage
Manager isw ) - these tests were successful.

fedora 11 was able to write the bootrecord, but also in their case the system
came up without dmraid.

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