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[Bug 594228] New: initrd: mdadm not run
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 01:23:00 +0000
  • Message-id: <bug-594228-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: initrd: mdadm not run
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Linux
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: jengelh@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: Beta-Customer
Blocker: ---

Assuming /dev/disk/by-label/myraidfs is a link to, say, /dev/md3, put

/dev/disk/by-label/myraidfs / ext4 ...

into /etc/fstab, run mkinitrd, and have grub/menu.lst also use
root=/dev/disk/by-label/myraidfs if it does not yet (yast2 would have added
this on the initial install already), then boot. The resulting system will not
start the raid device and fail to boot. Running `mdadm -As` in the initramfs
emergency shell and then continuing to boot works.

As I see it: $rootdev=/dev/disk/by-label/myraidfs. checks
$rootdev, but does not find /dev/md, thus md_dev="", leading to doing

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