Comment 10 for bug 442735

Peter Szmulik (peter-szmulik) wrote :

Having just upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04 and experiencing similar problems I guess upgrading to 9.10 is not a fix and the cause is the same?

On boot I get "atax: softreset failed (device not ready)". It then continues booting but drops out at the file system check; the root partition which sits on a non-raid, non-lvm volume is fine. For my two logical volumes fsck.ext3 (that sits ontop of a set of two RAID-1 sets) is unable to resolve the UIIDs and drops out to a maintenance shell. The two logial volumes hosts /home and /var. At the maintenance shell I tried to enter mdadm --examine --scan --config=mdadm.conf >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf. At one point that did allow me to log into the system with access to /home and /var. I belive I was able to rescue all data to an external USB drive; however gparted reported errors on all affected volumes indicating that all data could not be read. After an (unwise) reboot I'm back where I started an the previous fix no longer works. Trying to boot with an older kernel avoids the softreset problem but the system still fails the file system check

Would the current recommendation for regular users (and anyone with just modest time/energy available) be to avoid upgrading to 9.04 or 9.10 if they have software raid and lvm enabled? Or backup all data and install from scratch if you really need to move to a new version? Until these issues are resolved I would think it could be a good idea to mention these issues in the release notes for 9.04 and 9.10.