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Old 05-07-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
jhwilliams
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Unhappy Install Fedora to vt8237 bio raid0 with dmraid


Hello, I currently have my via vt8237 fakeraid setup in bios raid0. I am using the proprietary drivers for kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6. Unfortunately, I'd like to update my kernel to 2.6.20.

Anaconda in FC6 and FC7 final test (6.93) stalls on booting whenever I don't add "nodmraid" to the boot prompt. I have isolated that it is because of the VIA fakeraid. But I don't know why. When anaconda stalls, I can Ctrl+Alt+F2 to a bash prompt and load the via gear with dmraid from the command line just fine. Unfortunately, I can't (haven't been able to) restart or unfreeze Anaconda from the prompt after doing this.

Basically, I just want to install any 64-bit linux (preferably fedora) on my vt8237 using dmraid, and don't know what's going wrong. Any suggestions?

Perhaps I can make an initrd with dmraid support, then use that to boot into a new kernel - thus maintaining my current system and bypassing anaconda use all together?

Also, I tried to remove the viamraid.so module while the system is running and can't. (So as the next step would be to reactivate it with dmraid.)
Code:
$ sudo rmmod -f viamraid
ERROR: Removing 'viamraid': Resource temporarily unavailable
Yes, I am aware that dmraid is a userspace utility and that linux software raid is potentially a better idea. I have my reasons for this project! Someday I'll own a 3ware and take advantage of that moneys GPL in-kernel goodness, I hope.

Thank you! - Jameson
 
  


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