mdraid and hpa upgrade issues

Jarod Wilson jwilson at
Thu May 24 20:15:28 UTC 2007

Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Ah, just noticed the email in this thread from Bruno... Could be some 
> way to deep-six the hpa area within FC6 before upgrading... (and 
> personal experience would suggest this can be done somehow -- I had a 
> drive that used to have the hpa issue and now doesn't -- but I know not 
> the magic incantation).

This link gives some data on how to use the setmax utility to nuke the 
hpa area on a drive, which you could do under FC6, and subsequently, an 
anaconda-based F7 upgrade should work fine:

Jarod Wilson
jwilson at

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