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Fedora 24 installer doesn't find partitions

asked 2016-06-27 16:10:37 -0500

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I have come across an issue with the fedora 24 installer....and this is mainly due to my setup. I have 2 SSDs installed on which I built a raid (mdraid) with a particular structure. To put it bluntly I have the following configuration:

SSD1:
1. boot partition
2. RAID partition A
3. RAID partition B

SSD2:
1. RAID partition A
2. RAID partition B

The issue is that RAID partition A is an LVM (and contains 3 logical subpartitions A1, A2 and A3). This overly complicated setup breaks anaconda (fedora installer) and, because of it, fedora can only see the boot partition and RAID partitions A and B, but not subpartitions A1, A2 and A3. Since I want to reinstall Fedora, I want only A1 to be overwritten (as the "/" mountpoint) while leaving A2 and A3 untouched (A2 being my home partition). And yet anaconda doesn't "see" any of the subpartitions, just the overall logical partition A that contains them. What should I do?

By the way.....lsblk seems to find the logical partitions just fine....and lvscan finds the logical partitions as active as well. What do I need to do?

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Are you running a previus version of Fedora, is so the easier path will be an upgrade to Fedora 24.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-27 16:22:45 -0500 )edit

Yes, I am running fedora 23. This might sound like a stupid question then, but how do I upgrade?

meyou gravatar imagemeyou ( 2016-06-27 16:27:40 -0500 )edit

Actually never mind, I found my answer. I guess I really should have googled for an alternate solution rather than find one to a complicated problem. Thank you!

meyou gravatar imagemeyou ( 2016-06-27 16:30:55 -0500 )edit

You need to use dnf system-upgrade follow this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_sy...

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-27 20:22:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-27 16:36:55 -0500

updated 2016-06-27 16:37:29 -0500

I believe your concerns here are addressed by a longstanding bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug....

Unfortunately, the bug has not yet been resolved. To work around it, I'd take the opportunity to rid yourself of the needless mdraid solution and instead use mirrored LVM partitions where you would like redundancy. If you have a backup device or two, copy the contents of your volumes out to them and then restore them into a new LVM arrangement in your new Fedora 24 system.

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