Upgrading + fakeraid

I have a small problem. I am running openSUSE 10.3, using a software raid 1 setup and was trying to upgrade to 11.2.

The problem is this:
There is fakeraid metadata on the disks, but this is not used for anything, except for messing up the disks when trying to run the 11.2 installer. As I said, I use Linux software raid instead.

Now I wonder, is there any way to remove the metadata without losing everything on the disks?

I don’t know the answer to your question, but: upgrading from 10.3 to 11.2 is a small step for numbers (counting up by 0.9) but a giant leap for software. I guess you will have to backup everything and do a fresh install. You may also consider to wait a few days until 11.3 is out. This will extend the lifetime of your install.

Sharpless wrote:

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> I have a small problem. I am running openSUSE 10.3, using a software
> raid 1 setup and was trying to upgrade to 11.2.
>
> The problem is this:
> There is fakeraid metadata on the disks, but this is not used for
> anything, except for messing up the disks when trying to run the 11.2
> installer. As I said, I use Linux software raid instead.

If your software RAID setup works in 10.3, it really ought to work in
11.2 too. Have you disabled the fakeraid function in the BIOS?


Per Jessen, Zürich (29.4°C)
http://en.opensuse.org/User:Pjessen

I have not dared, in case there is dataloss when I do.

Sharpless wrote:

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> Per Jessen;2183474 Wrote:
>> Sharpless wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > I have a small problem. I am running openSUSE 10.3, using a
>> > software raid 1 setup and was trying to upgrade to 11.2.
>> >
>> > The problem is this:
>> > There is fakeraid metadata on the disks, but this is not used for
>> > anything, except for messing up the disks when trying to run the
>> 11.2
>> > installer. As I said, I use Linux software raid instead.
>>
>> If your software RAID setup works in 10.3, it really ought to work in
>> 11.2 too. Have you disabled the fakeraid function in the BIOS?
>>
>>
>>
>> –
>> Per Jessen, Zürich (29.4°C)
>> ‘User:Pjessen - openSUSE’ (http://en.opensuse.org/User:Pjessen)
>
> I have not dared, in case there is dataloss when I do.

But you’re saying you’re not using the fakeraid, so how can you loose
anything?


Per Jessen, Zürich (30.1°C)
http://en.opensuse.org/User:Pjessen

You are doing this upgrade without a data backup first. You are brave.

gogalthorp wrote:

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> You are doing this upgrade without a data backup first. You are brave…
>

I’m not doing anything, and the OP hasn’t actually informed us about his
detailed plans.


Per Jessen, Zürich (24.7°C)
http://en.opensuse.org/User:Pjessen

I do have backup, just not a complete clone, so if anything goes wrong, it takes a day or so getting everything running, instead of a few hours.