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Old 02-17-2009, 03:03 PM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default RFE: accept preexisting exotic raid modes (like two drive raid10, f2)

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:22:08 +0100,
Mattias Hellström <hellstrom.mattias@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> However (the disk management part of) anaconda does not accept this
> exotic setup and claims that raid10 requires four drives.
>
> It is fully acceptable that anaconda lacks support for creating all
> exotic raid modes possible possible, but it would be nice if it
> accepts existing ones it does not understand. (i.e I can create the
> raid in advance and just select reformat in anaconda that is enough
> for my purposes.)
>
> I'm also interested in any workarounds to this issue.

Take a look at:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=188314

I actually used this when going from F10 to F11 as I also wanted to change
my disk partition layout without having to restore everything from backup.
Since then the text based install stuff changed, so the changes needed might
be a little different. Also I was messing with raid 1, not raid 10, so there
will be some other differences.
And if you want you can add a comment. It's doubtful we'll change Jeremy's
opinion, but you never know. I'd like to at least be able to install on
complete arrays, even for configurations that anaconda won't create.

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