{Disarmed} RE: preupgrade 12 to 13 error

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Jun 7 15:59:34 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 16:52 +0100, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> On 06/07/2010 04:43 PM, Craig White wrote:
> > 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.
> That's not quite true. Most of the proprietary "BIOS RAID" (aka
> ata-RAID, fake RAID etc.) formats have been supported for quite a long
> time now by the dmraid project:
> http://people.redhat.com/heinzm/sw/dmraid/
> Some of the formats (as is the case with Intel ISW on F13) are now using
> MD RAID but it's been quite a while since you had to use non-standard
> proprietary drivers or kernel modules to use these things.
good to know - mostly I use Fedora for desktop and RHEL or CentOS for
servers so I hadn't seen the change but I am generally very careful
about which RAID controller I pick for servers.


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