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Bug 505415

Summary: Can't install RHEL 5.3 variant (i386) on F11 (x86_64) machine [lvcreate failed for Root]
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Benjamin Kahn <bkahn>
Component: qemuAssignee: Justin M. Forbes <jforbes>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: gcosta, markmc
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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-12 03:21:39 EDT
Pasting non-private description:

Description of problem:
Can't install RHEL 5.3 variant (i386) on F11 (x86_64) machine [lvcreate failed for Root]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
qemu-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-kvm-tools-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-mips-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-kvm-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
libvirt-python-0.6.4-2.fc11
qemu-system-sparc-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-arm-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-sh4-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-m68k-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-user-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-ppc-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-cris-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-system-x86-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
libvirt-0.6.4-2.fc11
qemu-img-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11
qemu-common-0.10.50-6.kvm86.fc11

How reproducible:
100% on this machine

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download RHEL5.3 variant ISO
2. Set up a new virtual machine booting from the iso
3. After package dep resolution, I get the error: lvcreate failed for Root

Actual results:
LVM operation failed
lvcreate failed for Root
The installer will now exit
[ Reboot ]

Expected results:
Install works.  :)
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-12 03:21:55 EDT
Setting version to rawhide, since these are packages from the virt-preview repository.
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-12 03:26:49 EDT
Assuming you used virt-manager, please include ~/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log. If you're not using virt-manager, please include the guest XML config

Also, include the guest log file from /var/log/libvirt/qemu

It'd be good to get a hold of the anaconda log files - e.g. switch to the shell on tty2 and scp the logfiles of the guest

Could you try downgrading to qemu-0.10.5-2.fc11 to see if that works? i.e. is it just a regression in rawhide?

See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reporting_virtualization_bugs
Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-12 06:21:35 EDT
Apparently this was originally seen with the F-11 versions, moving back to F-11
Comment 7 Benjamin Kahn 2009-06-12 10:30:31 EDT
Created attachment 347576 [details]
Virt Manager Log

several attempts to install F11 and RHEL 5.3 variant

None of the installs worked, but the RHEL 5.3 installs always failed at the lvcreate step.
Comment 8 Benjamin Kahn 2009-06-12 10:32:11 EDT
Created attachment 347577 [details]
QEMU log
Comment 9 Justin M. Forbes 2009-06-12 11:48:01 EDT
It appears that this particular image uses a kickstart which lays out more than 8GB of file systems.  The default in virt-manager is 8GB so the lvcreate fails because there is not enough space available.  Increase disk size and it will work fine.