Bug#435834: installation-report: various problems with RAID1/cryptsetup/LVM
On a very similar machine I tried to install etch using a lenny d-i
daily-built image. The full report is available as bug #438566 .
For those who don't want to refer to that bug, I quickly answered in
Gismo / Luca
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:38:16 +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 16:04:31 +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
>> 1) partition step
> This problem is still present: as soon as I configur the LVM and
> finalize it (i.e. choosing the "Finish..." option in the LVM menu),
> the "Configure LVM" option in partman disappears.
>> 2) boot
> This is a bit strange: at reboot (without touching the SATA cables),
> GRUB blocks after Stage1.5 (error, but this can be the old MBR from
> the previous installation which I forgot to erase). So I swapped
> the SATA cables and the machine boots, at least until error 3 below.
> What's strange is that the disk which can boot was on port2/channel2
> during installation and its first partition is /boot.bck (recognized
> thanks to different labels), while the one that cannot boot is /boot
> (and indeed it contains the correct files).
AFAIK the cause is that the linux kernel erroneously maps the Promise
TX4 devices, counting from the last one.
>> 3) initrd
>> The first boot stopped because vgsimba couldn't be find.
>> error in /etc/crypttab and indeed /etc/crypptab was empty:
> This is still needed.
Problem still present.