[Bug 941874] Re: (fakeraid) root device not activated during boot

Ebbex 941874 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Jul 18 12:00:35 UTC 2013

I've just installed a HP Microserver (N40L) with the latest installer
from precise-updates/main/installer-amd64/20101020ubuntu136.9/images
/quantal-netboot. The installer fails to activate the raid, so I had to
drop into a shell, write dmraid -ay, to continue the installation.

After the install, I have the exact same problem, I'm always dropped
into the busybox initramfs shell, write "dmraid -ay" to activate the
raid, and "exit", and boot continues as normal.

I've solved my problem by adding the line "[ -x /sbin/dmraid ] &&
/sbin/dmraid -ay" to the end of the /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts
/local-top/dmraid as suggested in

But I'm guessing there's a more sophisticated procedure that's not
kicking in on my system. What information can I start providing to help
get this fixed? (If there's a ubuntu developer interested, I can provide
access directly to the box via the ilo device.)

linux-image-3.5.0-36-generic #57 precise1 (amd64)
dmraid 1.0.0.rc16-4.1ubuntu8

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