Error: "No operating system" after formating the raid 1 / partition as ext3.

  • 3099959
  • 30-Apr-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

There are times when it is desirable to setup the / partition as a software raid1 partition. This would allow for mirroring of the / partition so that if one drive failed you could boot using the mirrored drive. However, a defect was found when formatting that raid1 / partition as ext3. For some reason when the raid1 partition is formatted as ext3, the initial reboot of the installed OS fails. The following error is observed:

booting from local disk..
No operating system

Resolution

Workaround

If you format the raid1 / partition as reiser rather than ext3 you shouldn't run into this problem.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Bug Number

266354

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