Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109710
Anaconda grabs partitions out of exported VGs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
Decided to switch back from Gentoo to Fedora yesterday, so I moved
all needed data (homedirs, working dirs, VMware VMs, ...) on an
existing VG (2 whole HDDs, 1 partition, ~86 GB in linear mode).
Disk Druid saw the partition (sdd1), but I didn't touch it at all.
You can imagine how shocked I've been when lvscan listed it in the
new "Rootvg" I created during installation!
Even reforced the three slices into a new VG (lvcreate -Z, mke2fs
-S) again, but fsck is running since ~7 hours now...
Currently, I'm rescanning ~120 GB of DDS backup tapes (well, Arkeia
has also been on that VG...), hoping I'll get at least parts of the
stuff back.... =:-((((
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Believe me, I'll not try to reproduce that.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install having an exported VG spaning over 2 whole disks and 1
2. Don't touch them in Disk Druid
3. Try to re-import the VG
The VG is available again.
With the newer LVM set up in the 2.6 kernel, I don't think that this
can occur anymore.