mdraid and hpa upgrade issues

Tony Nelson tonynelson at
Fri May 25 18:55:24 UTC 2007

At 12:40 PM -0400 5/25/07, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>This late in the game, looks like we're going to stick with what we've
>got right now, which is HPA respected by default, and the ability to
>override it at install time if the installer is booted with
>libata.ignore_hpa=1. First go 'round, those with partitions in the hpa
>are going to get an ugly error message, but we'll stick something in
>F7KnownIssues (or whatever it is) like we did for FC6 documenting the

That workaround works here.  I tried the Rescue CD (thanks, Bruno!) and
dmesg shows that with "libata.ignore_hpa=1" added to the command line the
hpa is disabled.  I don't know what else I can do to test Anaconda from the
rescue CD -- perhaps start an HTTP install from, umm, somewhere?
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