Description of problem:
I have a computer which was running mageia 6.
It has a boot disk (/dev/sda) and 7 rand drives.
I tried updating it online via the command line, which bricked the box.
I then did a fresh install using a usb flash disk which I have used to install mageia 7 on four other computers successfully.
The installer starts up normally.
When looking for a disk to install mageia 7 on, it sees the raid drives, but can't recognize the partitions and asks if it can erase them. I always clock no.
It then says it can't find any space to install mageia 7.
I removed all of the raid disks, and left only /dev/sda (which happens to have win 10 also installed on it), and the installation was successful.
This is similar to bugs:
After I booted mageia 7 successfully, I installed the raid disks and they were automagically detected as an array, and the array was started successfully.
This problem of being unable to install with a raid array present has been around for several years, and really should be fixed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install mageia 7
2. it can't find any disk space
Thank you for the report (and its bug references), which is clearer than bug 22307, but the same sort of problem.
> This problem of being unable to install with a raid array present has been
> around for several years, and really should be fixed.
However, since the other bug is older, and has diagnostic advice, you will I hope excuse me in marking this one as a duplicate of the other.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 22307 ***