Bug#656141: debian-installer: cannot create partitions on RAID5 device
Version: debian-installer for testing
Using debian testing installer (downloaded it some hour's ago):
Environment is virtualbox host with 4 drives.
1. selected Manual for Partitioning Method.
2. created a new partition on each of the 4 disks
3. selected configure RAID
4. wrote changes to disks
5. selected RAID5
6. selected 4 devices for active and 0 for spare
7. wrote changes, finish with RAID
8. partitioner now shows a RAID5 device with one partition with the full
size of the device (which I cannot delete in order to create my desired
Why is that? I would have
expected to find 'free space' under the new raid device and be able to
create partitions as I like.
I also find strange that I see from a console that there is /dev/md0 but no
partitions (I guess it would look like /dev/md0p1)...
I worked around this by creating partitions with fdisk on the /dev/md0
(which resulted in /dev/md0p1 and /dev/md0p2) and all went smoothly
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash