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|Summary:||Anaconda crash at end of upgrade (lvm-related?)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Brad Smith <brads>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-05-06 11:36:14 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Brad Smith 2006-03-21 20:03:38 EST
FC5 anaconda crashed at end of upgrading from FC4. Upon booting the system, fedora-release showed FC5 and fc5 packages, including the kernel were listed as installed, but the FC5 kernel its self was not there. One unusual thing that I did was choose new install -> custom partitioning, remove a volume group I wasn't using, then change my mind and go back to upgrade instead of install. However, the vg that I removed was not in use by the Fedora install that I upgraded. Crash information is attached (that remote dump feature is great!)
Comment 1 Brad Smith 2006-03-21 20:03:39 EST
Created attachment 126449 [details] Anaconda crash info
Comment 2 Bob Gustafson 2006-03-22 10:06:37 EST
Created attachment 126479 [details] anacdump.txt - written out on floppy at bugtime My problem may be related. My machine has 3 disks - one 4Gb which has Fedora4, and two (freshly) wiped 36Gb disks (all SCSI). I went through the new installation, custom partition, raid md0 (100MB) /boot md1 (1428MB) swap md2 (34000MB..) LVM /rootvg/root mount as / (Why does the installer rename disk partitions.. One has to create partitions from biggest to smallest to get around spontaneous renaming..) Put in network addresses, selected installation type (Software development) (deferred installation of other stuff is great) And then almost settled down with a cup of coffee to await the downloading and installation of multiple CDs of Fedora5. Then got bug alert, wrote state on floppy, and here I am. When I rebooted Fedora4 on the 4G disk (untouched during Fedora5 install), the log file contained the following - pertaining to the RAIDED disks. Before the Fedora5 installation, one of the 36Gb disks had raid partitions set up as described above, but with a 'missing' mirror disk. The other disk was a previous Fedora4 installation which was backed up and available for wiping during Fedora5 installation as raid mirror. md: Autodetecting RAID arrays. md: invalid raid superblock magic on sdb1 md: sdb1 has invalid sb, not importing! md: invalid raid superblock magic on sdb2 md: sdb2 has invalid sb, not importing! md: autorun ... md: considering sdc3 ... md: adding sdc3 ... md: sdc2 has different UUID to sdc3 md: sdc1 has different UUID to sdc3 md: adding sdb3 ... md: created md2 md: bind<sdb3> md: bind<sdc3> md: running: <sdc3><sdb3> md: md2: raid array is not clean -- starting background reconstruction md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3 raid1: raid set md2 active with 2 out of 2 mirrors md: considering sdc2 ... md: adding sdc2 ... md: sdc1 has different UUID to sdc2 md: syncing RAID array md2 md: minimum _guaranteed_ reconstruction speed: 1000 KB/sec/disc. md: using maximum available idle IO bandwidth (but not more than 200000 KB/sec) for reconstruction. md: using 128k window, over a total of 34275264 blocks. md: resuming recovery of md2 from checkpoint. md: created md1 md: bind<sdc2> md: running: <sdc2> raid1: raid set md1 active with 1 out of 2 mirrors md: considering sdc1 ... md: adding sdc1 ... md: created md0 md: bind<sdc1> md: running: <sdc1> raid1: raid set md0 active with 1 out of 2 mirrors md: ... autorun DONE. EXT3 FS on dm-0, internal journal kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs Adding 1466296k swap on /dev/md1. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1466296k
Comment 4 Bob Gustafson 2006-03-22 13:22:03 EST
OK, I think I fixed my problem. Looking at the anacom debug output, it looks like anaconda does not have the smarts to assemble RAID disks. When I rebooted on my Fedora4, it was quite sluggish. More on that later. I did /sbin/mdadm --add /dev/md0 /dev/sdb1 /sbin/mdadm --add /dev/md1 /dev/sdb2 /sbin/mdadm --add /dev/md2 /dev/sdb3 This last command said device was busy. I thought maybe the LVM was causing the /dev/md2 to busy out. No - checking /sbin/mdadm --detail /dev/md2 said that this RAID1 disk was already assembled and the two disks were already synced. This synchronization was probably the reason for the sluggishness when Fedora4 booted. This also means that anacondo did set a flag or something during its activity with /dev/md2 (LVM rootvg/root mount point /) Now that all of the RAID1 disks were assembled and synced, I went back into Fedora5 install mode. Fooling around with the partition/RAID/LVM user interface was a bit frustrating, but at least 1) it seemed to prevent me from doing harm, 2) it did (finally) allow me to name the LVM physical volume (root) and set the / and /boot mount points. I was able to proceed beyond the previous failure point and it was looking like it might be successful. However, there was a read error (CD?), which resulted in a dialog box asking if I wanted to retry (yes), which resulted in an unhandled exception and a dialog box with 3 choices. One of them was SAVE the state to floppy. I knew that this ended in a dialog box [Reboot], so I chose the DEBUG button. I was in the python debugger and it seemed to say that, yes - it was an unhandled exception. I did an 'exit' from the debugger - it did not go back to the GUI screen and so I therefore lost the opportunity to get another floppy of state information. My window of opportunity has ended here - I need to get on a plane for Denver this afternoon. I think the next time I try, I will unselect all of the checkboxes at the last stage and go with installing a minimum minium system. Hopefully that will be quicker and will only require disc1 (I did not change disks before). Can I install a minimum system? No office productivity, no software development, no web server? And install some of these later? If this is possible, it might save a lot of time for a lot of folks, and provide you with only one choice/path to debug.
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2006-03-28 09:14:03 EST
I saw something similar when I upgraded a machine from FC2 to FC4 that had RAID-1 partitions. In that case, the RAID-1 slices from one of the drives became detached after the installation. The problem was easily resolved by just adding the missing slices back to each md device.
Comment 7 petrosyan 2008-03-10 22:04:51 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or Fedora 8?
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:11:24 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks. If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6, please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained and closing them. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle/EOL If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days from now, it will be closed 'WONTFIX'. If you can reporduce this bug in the latest Fedora version, please change to the respective version. If you are unable to do this, please add a comment to this bug requesting the change. Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we are following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again. And if you'd like to join the bug triage team to help make things better, check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:36:12 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.