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[Bug 849752] New: 13.1RC2 Cannot boot from RAID1 volume(s)
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  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:56:07 +0000
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Summary: 13.1RC2 Cannot boot from RAID1 volume(s)
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 13.1
Version: RC 1
Platform: i586
OS/Version: SUSE Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: vmicho@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

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12.3 partition setup

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Image used: openSUSE-13.1-DVD-Build0084-i586.iso

My partition setup is simple: 2 disks, 4 primary partitions on each disk, same
setup on both disks, raid1 for each identical partition pair (see attached
screen shot): 15gb /, 200mb /boot, 90gb /home, 40gb /mnt/data, no swap, no EFI.

Setup + installation + 1st boot to system works OK. Next boot fails though.
I've recreated same setup in 12.3 on zeroed disks and all works. The only
obvious difference between 12.3 and 13.1rc2 is:
- raids are named md124-md127 instead of md0-md3
- you can give the raid a name/label (I've used root, boot, home, data)
-> see "KO clean partition setup*" for details.
-> on rescue system, all raids look OK and are mountable without errors
And of course the sstem doesn't boot
-> see the "boot failure*" screen shots

Note: Just a maybe a related observation: I've redone installation of rc2 3 or
four times, usually on zeroed disks. I've reused the raid setup once from
previous installation and (I do not remember precisely) I think after the 1st
boot to system after installation, one partition was mounted twice (!). Two md
devices somehow 'pointed' to the same partitions (e.g. md124 was mounted on /,
md125 on /mnt/data, but in /mnt/data I saw the root filesystem again!)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. PC with 2 zeroed HDDs (I zeroed few MB on the beginning with dd), no EFI
2. run installation dvd
3. create new custom partition setup as described in this bug
4. click bootloader settings, confirm (just in case, to allow/check redundancy)
5. complete installation, 1st reboot
6. 2nd installation phase and login into desktop
7. reboot and fail
Actual Results:
7. No longer able to boot after 1st boot to system

Expected Results:
Should boot every time

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