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Re: Against what do I file this bug?



2009/7/16 Stefan Hartsuiker <sahartsu xs4all nl>:
> On Wed, July 15, 2009 17:31, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> S.A. Hartsuiker wrote:
>>> On 07/15/2009 01:24 AM, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>>> This sounds like an initrd problem to me, but I am no expert.
>>>
>>>  Uhm, no. I am in the ''Fedora Interactive'' bit, the
>>> /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit at that moment.
>>
>> What I mean is, if you aren't getting something mounted, my first guess
>> would be that the contents of the initrd are wrong. That might be a
>> mkinitrd problem, but it might be something else. I am not a boot
>> process expert... ergo I probably will not be of further help; sorry.
>>
>
> Thanks for the effort anyway :)
>
>> I can think of one other question that might help someone else help you,
>> however. Is it only /boot that doesn't mount? What about /, swap, and
>> any other disk mounts (i.e. /proc, /sys are likely not interesting) you
>> have configured?
>
> The fakeraid mirrored device only contains two partitions, namely p2 ( to be
> mounted on /)  and p1 (to be mounted on /boot).
> All other things that are to be mounted can be mounted (at the point of the
> error not everything is yet moounted though)
>
> One other bit of an odd thing that may not have been made completely clear
> is that for the fakeraid mirrored device no device files exist. This includes
> the root partition/mount even though it is actually mounted ro at the point of
> the error.
>
> Another thing I just noticed is that the devicenode numbers (major/minor) that
> are used for the fakeraid mirrored device during a livecd run are 253/0, 253/1
> and 253/2. These numbers are in a ''normal'' boot sequence (the one that fails
> to startup correctly) used by the second fakeraid device.
>
> Does devicemapper or somesuch remove pre-existing devices if they don't match
> it's idea of waht is should be or does devicemapper just start at the
> ''beginning'' when creating devicenodes?
>
> Kind regards,
> Stefan Hartsuiker

This may be completely un-related but ever since i first started using
FC3 (up to and including F11) i have had the same issue with nvidia
fake raid. I wasn't installing to the raid but the symptoms were
almost identical. My problem was that the dmraid command (which also
creates the devicemapper entries in /dev/) wasn't making it into the
initrd image. All i did was run the install dvd in rescue mode, chroot
to the install, run 'dmraid -ay' to make sure the fakeraid was enabled
and then recreate the initrd using mkinitrd.

Since you installed to the disk i can't imagine why dmraid didn't make
it into initrd but you're situation did sound familiar. Hope it helps.

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