Fedora 12 RC3 cannot install to SATA disk

Jim Haynes jhhaynes at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 9 01:59:40 UTC 2009

On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Adam Williamson 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

Well, OK, but the drive was bought new and installed in the machine and
was never touched by Linux until I used Fedora 10 to set up a couple of

When I did dmraid -x it said
ERROR: ddf1: wrong # of devices in RAID set "ddf1_...." [1/2] on /dev/sdb
About to delete RAID set ddf1_...
WARNING: The metadata stored on the raidset(s) will not be
accessible after deletion
Do you want to continue? [y/n] : y
ERROR: Raid set deletion is not supported in "ddf1" format

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