{Disarmed} RE: preupgrade 12 to 13 error

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at redhat.com
Mon Jun 7 15:49:14 UTC 2010

On 06/07/2010 04:43 PM, Craig White wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 11:26 -0400, Alan J. Gagne wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 16:22:49 +0300,
>>>   Doron Bar Zeev <MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "admin.fedoraproject.org" claiming to be doronbr770 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 16:14, Alan J. Gagne <MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "admin.fedoraproject.org" claiming to be alanjgagne at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> This machine is a fully updated fresh install of F12 with a 300mb /boot on
>>>>> mdraid.
>>>> I think that /boot must not be on a raid, which may be the problem.
>>> Raid 1 is OK.
>> I am actually running raid 0 (BIOS RAID) using two 80GB ssd drives
>> split into
>> three partitions. (Win7 on md126p1 and F12 on md126p2 - /boot,md126p3
>> LVM for / and swap)
> ----
> BIOS RAID sounds suspiciously like fake RAID which meant that you had to
> load a specific device driver/kernel module just to get Fedora 12
> installed and that specific driver is not included in the reboot process
> of preupgrade so it won't work.
> If you are using dkms or something similar to automatically build the
> kernel module each time you install a new kernel, you could probably use
> yum to upgrade you from F12 to F13.
> Perhaps you want to tell us what this BIOS RAID is and how you managed
> to get F12 installed on that setup.

At a guess and based on the above output it was being handled by dmraid
in F12 and is now using MD RAID (so it's an Intel ISW fake RAID controller).


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