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strange behavior...

From: Ryan Dooley
Subject: strange behavior...
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:57:09 -0700
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Long time user, first time poster :-)

My scripted installer use parted to partition up the disks nicely but I'm
experiencing a bit of strange behavior.

I have two different machines:

  1) A dell 2950 with a PERC 5i controller which has 4, 500GB sata disks on
the backend (I have a mix of western digital and seagate drives).

  2) A rackable c2004 host with a silicon image sata controller and 4 disks
(a mix like the dell above).

I'm using Fedora Linux (core 6) as my platform and grub as my boot manager

My disk layout looks like this (from the Dell):

-bash-3.1# parted -s /dev/sda print
Model: DELL PERC 5/i (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  512MB   512MB   primary  ext3         raid
 2      512MB   8704MB  8192MB  primary  linux-swap   raid
 3      8704MB  59.9GB  51.2GB  primary  ext3         raid
 4      59.9GB  500GB   440GB   primary               raid

All 4 disks (sdb, sdc, sdd) are laid out the same as I am using MD software
raid 1 across all 4 disks.

Now, if I set the boot flag on the first partition (which is /boot) the
system refuses to boot after initializing the controller.

The rackable host doesn't have this issue so I suspect the PERC is doing
something strange.

Has anybody else seen this behavior?


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