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|Summary:||F16Beta Anaconda crashes when trying to rescue install on BIOS RAID|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||David Lehman <dlehman>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||16||CC:||awilliam, jonathan, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2013-02-13 20:09:31 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jes Sorensen 2011-10-03 05:42:26 EDT
Created attachment 526008 [details] picture of crash screen Description of problem: Upgraded from F15 to F16Beta on a system running software BIOS RAID, which means the system disk shows up md126. Something went wrong with the boot loader install in the upgrade, so I tried F16's Fedora rescue mode, using the F16Beta image installed onto a USB stick using livecd-tools. When examining the system looking for the disks, Anaconda explodes without giving me access to the mode where I can save the crash log etc. Photo of crash screen attached instead. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Whatever is in F16Beta How reproducible: Every time Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Jes Sorensen 2011-10-03 06:46:32 EDT
Created attachment 526017 [details] anaconda.log from similar crash during install anaconda.log from trying a fresh install with F16Beta from a DVD
Comment 3 David Lehman 2011-10-03 11:21:51 EDT
Please attach /tmp/program.log and /tmp/storage.log from the rescue or install attempt.
Comment 6 David Lehman 2011-10-03 13:00:00 EDT
There's a problem in the interaction between anaconda and mdadm's new systemd service that activates all md devices it can find, this one specific to fwraid types handled by mdadm. I have a similar system here I can work on and will update the bug when I have news.
Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2011-10-04 16:46:10 EDT
+1 blocker, per Beta criterion "The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount (read-write and read-only) LVM, encrypted, and RAID (BIOS, hardware, and software) installations".
Comment 8 David Lehman 2011-10-05 16:03:32 EDT
I did an install of the beta by netinst-iso-on-usb and did not have any issues like this. My system uses imsm raid0 across two physical disks. The immediate problem I see in your logs is that the udevdb entry for md126 does not contain any of the information that would normally be imported via /lib/udev/rules.d/64-md-raid.rules. Is there something about your array that causes it to be in some non-standard state when it first gets started (eg: clear, inactive)? As soon as you seen the first anaconda screen, switch to tty2 and cat /proc/mdstat just in case there's anything that jumps out at us.
Comment 9 Jes Sorensen 2011-10-06 06:35:15 EDT
I spent all morning trying to reproduce this, but I cannot get it to go up in flames the same way as it did when I first tried. I did get it to crash though, so I will upload a fresh set of logfiles, including the mdstat output. Note that when I first had this problem, the system had just two disks, which I configured as one large IMSM raid in raid1 mode. It is likely the issue is related to the disks syncing in raid1 mode when they are first created. Have a look at the logfiles that I will upload in a minute. Cheers, Jes
Comment 16 David Lehman 2011-10-06 10:16:29 EDT
The last logs are from a completely unrelated bug (bug 731356).
Comment 17 Jes Sorensen 2011-10-06 10:27:11 EDT
I was afraid of that :( I will try again later and see if I can reproduce it again. I do suspect it has to do with raid1 devices being in a dirty state when it happens.
Comment 18 Adam Williamson 2011-10-07 13:37:36 EDT
Discussed at 2011-10-07 blocker review meeting. Rejected as a blocker as it's unreproducible and seems to be caused by dirty RAID state.
Comment 19 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 17:36:31 EST
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Comment 20 Fedora End Of Life 2013-02-13 20:09:35 EST
Fedora 16 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-02-12. Fedora 16 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.