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AMD64 install failure on LSI Megaraid.



I'm trying to install Fedora AMD64 0.96 onto a pair of disks in a RAID-1 configuration, using the Megaraid 320-1 card. When Anaconda begins formatting partitions the cursor becomes very sluggish. The hourglass animation goes at, maybe, one third its regular speed, and the pointer noticably flickers.

tty4 is spitting out a bunch of "scsi disk error id=0 lun=0 error=40001", while all of this is going on.

This continues through the format process, and somewhere in the middle of copying the install image I get kicked back to the text mode. There are no diagnostics or error message, except for a blank, generic "install exited abnormally", and a shutdown.

Upon reboot both disks in the array are marked as bad. However the Megaraid card shows no media errors on either drive.

If I bring up the disks manually, boot into rescue mode, and use dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda[123], I can essentially wipe the entire disk without getting the disks flagged as bad. The physical disks are new, and there's every indication that there's nothing wrong with the physical disk.

And I did test the burned Fedora CDs, they are good.

Anaconda automatically brings up the megaraid driver. I've tried noprobe and manually selected megaraid2, with the same results.

The only other detail here is that the Megaraid card is in the 32 bit PCI slot. For some reason I can't boot the machine with the Megaraid card in the 64 bit slot.

I'm stumped. I can write to the entire RAID logical volume using dd, from tty2. But as soon as Anaconda starts loading stuff, errors galore.

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