Bug#262092: initrd-tools: Initrd causes segfaults /w kernel-2.6.7-1-686 and root on RAID-1(mdadm)+LVM2
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On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 05:43:36PM -0500, Max Cohan wrote:
> This is from a fresh install...
> This is actually my first attempt to set up RAID or LVM as the boot and/or root.
Okay. I'll setup a similar setup in Vmware and give it a try. It'll
need to wait until next week, though. I don't have vmware at home.
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> I've also tried both the 'testing' and 'unstable' versions of the
> initrd-tools and mdadm. The newer versions didn't resolve the problem.
> I did not try downgrading to older versions.
> My process was basically getting the system up and running on a
> temporary new boot/install drive. Then putting in the new 1st drive for
> the raid and migrating all of the old partitions to it. Finally,
> removing the existing drives and hotadding a new 2nd drive for the
> RAID-1 to bring it out of degraded mode. All of that worked reasonably
> When I went to try and make the new RAID+LVM2 drive the root drive the
> initrd failed and I wasn't able to successfully boot. I managed to
> narrow down the problem after doing a bit of research. I'm still unclear
> as to WHY it is segfaulting. There seems to be little reason for it.
> Currently, I have my system jury rigged by mount --bind over /var, /usr
> & /home. As my current boot drive is a 1G drive /w very little breathing
> Let me know if you need any other information,
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 03:37:02PM -0400, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 14:30, Max Cohan wrote:
> > > I am unable to get past the boot process due to some unusual segfaults.
> > > I was able to manually determine one work-around (by interrupting
> > > linuxrc and running mdadm by hand) however I still get a segfault later
> > > in the line.
> > Is this new breakage with a new version of initrd-tools, or off of a
> > fresh install?
> > Tks,
> > JEff Bailey
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