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Bug#417937: debian-installer does not support raid10 for partitioning

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc2/i386/iso-cd/
Date: 03 Apr 2007

Machine: Supermicro PDSMi-based rackmount system
Processor: Core2Duo Xeon 2.4GHz
Memory: 4GiB
Partitions: No partitions were created because didn't get that far

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: Ditto

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


Installer offers to create software RAID arrays from partitions
marked as RAID members, but does not support raid10 which was a
show-stopper for the installation of this server with 4 disks,
intended to be almost entirely on raid10.

Switching to a terminal and issuing lsmod I could see the raid0, 1
and 5 modules loaded but no raid10.  raid10 module was also not
present in the filesystem so I assume it is not supported.

Of course it is not possible to boot from raid10, which is why I
intended to create a small /boot in raid1, but I wanted everything
else in raid10.

In the end I booted from a livecd and installed by debootstrap.

Obviously a bit of a fringe case, but "it would be nice".

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