mdraid and hpa upgrade issues

Alan Cox alan at
Thu May 24 23:13:27 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 03:58:53PM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> options libata libata.ignore_hpa=1
> Then upgrade via yum. Sub-optimal for those who prefer to upgrade via 
> anaconda, but its an option.
> >How serious a problem results from doing an installer upgrade from FCx to
> >F7, no repartitioning?  Is it going to cause massive data loss for
> >unsuspecting users, or does the Anaconda notice and stop the process?

>From the testing done so far by our able advanced guard (aka Ubuntu ;))
we can probably safely default to ignore_hpa=1 which neatly side steps both
problems. The Nvidiot SAT bug ws probably the last real problem with it.

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