[CentOS] doing a new install on top of existing software raid-1

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sun Jan 22 03:50:40 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 03:20:00PM -0800, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 01/19/2012 01:30 PM, fred smith wrote:
> > and somewhere in the last few days (in this list I think) someone posted
> > that Anaconda should detect the existing raid array and allow you to re-
> > use it for a new install.
> >
> > so just as an experiment, I booted up the 6.2 DVD (not live) and took it
> > as far as where it sets up the partitioning. So, was I unduly surprised
> > when it DID NOT detect the existing raid? well, a little. more in the
> > category of NOT ENTIRELY PLEASED, actually.
> I'm probably the person that you're referring to.  Anaconda has to be 
> able to detect existing RAID sets in order to perform upgrades.
> In order for Anaconda to present you with the existing sets, you must 
> select an upgrade (in which case you won't see any partitioning stage) 
> or you must use the graphical installer and select "Create custom 
> layout".  The text mode installer can no longer do this.

Ah. I did graphical, but I t hink I chose one of the 'reuse' options.
I'll check into trying custom layout soon.


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