Fedora 12 RC3 cannot install to SATA disk

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sun Nov 8 19:22:20 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 10:28 -0600, Jim Haynes wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Can you try:
> >
> > a) booting with kernel parameter 'nodmraid'
> That works.  Both disks appear in the disk configuration section of
> anaconda.

In that case, the behavior is intentional. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499733 . Your disk was
previously part of a BIOS RAID set, and you never removed the metadata.
anaconda ignoring such drives is not a bug -
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499733#c22 . booting
'nodmraid' is a workaround, using 'dmraid -x' to remove the metadata
from the drive is the fix (but, as Hans says, of course always back up
any important data before doing anything like this to a disk - it should
leave your data intact, but never trust your bank accounts to
'should' :>).

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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