Bug#414203: Installation problems: Wrong partition type for physical raid partitions
Version: etch daily netinst 20070308 amd64
Machine: Dual Xeon on Intel S5000P SL Board
HD: 2x 320 Gb SATA on PCI-controller (onboard controller not working
During manual partition setup, I removed all existing partitions (linux
ext3, swap, no raid partitions) on both disks, and created
on each disk 3 partitions with type 'physical raid' as sda1-3 and
sdb1-3. They showed up as '.. K raid .. '.
When I started 'Configure Software Raid', the partition tables were
saved, but after selecting 'RAID1' I got an error message 'could not
find any Linux Raid Autodetect' partitions'.
Changing the type to Linux extended and back to physical raid did not
help. They showed up correctly in the partition editor, but were not
detected by the software raid configuration. After changing the type to
'do not use', the partition showed up as 'Linux' in the partition list.
On the console, fdisk listed the correct partitions, but with type
Linux. After starting the Configure Software Raid tool and manually
changing the type of all partitions to 'fd' Linux RAID Autodetect',
everything worked as expected (configuring the raid, installing onto the
new raid partitions, rebooting,..)
Sorry, I did not test it with an older version of the installer, so I am
not sure if this is a new bug in the partitioning tool or simply a fancy
'one-time broken-partition-table' bug (which would be my guess), because
i simply was glad that it worked at all after some trouble with the
onboard SATA controller and I had not much time :) (i think the kernel
of the installer was too old for the onboard sata (seems to be a known
bug) so we had to use a PCI controller; after booting into the newly
installed 2.6.18 kernel, the onboard controller worked).