On Wednesday 08 April 2009 04:38, Joseph L. Casale wrote: > I have a spare HD that was used in a hardware raid array. When > I have zeroed it, and created a type 83 partition on it but I > still can't get the installer to decide to use it as it feels > its part of a dmraid set. well, this reminds me of a problem with RHEL-5 install that never made it into bugzilla as I was unable to reproduce it on the second try ... I had some LVM setup, and when I tried to reuse the old label, the installation aborted, as it was unable to repartition the drives as selected ... as I was curious, I tried to zero some places on the disk, until the problem disappeared - however, by that time, I had zeroed nearly the whole drive :-) when I wanted to report it and I created LVM setup and reused the label on purpose, to have a reproducer setup, magically there was no problem ... so, I guess you'd actually save time waiting for zeroing the whole disk rather than trying to solve the problem ;-) (ok, I'm not suggesting workarounds, you should get someone to fix it properly, I just wanted to say that it may be hard to catch) K.
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