Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111336
FC1 fails to install with LVM
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to mkfs the root partition. The following error dialog
"An error occurred trying to format Volume00/LogVol00. This problem
is serious, and the install cannot continue..."
The following error is on vt5:
"mke2fs: No such device or address while trying to determine
100% (with GUI and VNC installs)
The system is a crappy old P233, 64M, currently only 1x 9G harddrive.
The partition layout is:
/dev/hda1 /boot 100M
/dev/hda2 swap 128M
/dev/hda3 LVM ~8G
(I've tried various LV configurations - all fail)
FC1 will install on this system if I don't use LVM.
I've tried the same config with the RH9 installer - it works okay.
Can you switch to tty2 and check if the device node exists? If so,
can you run mke2fs by hand and see if it fails?
The device nodes are there, and mke2fs works.
The device name in the error dialog doesn't have the "/dev/" prefix -
Here's some more info..
- The installer got up to where it's about to start installing packages.
- I switched to vt2 and successfully ran mke2fs on all three LVs.
- I then clicked to continue the installation process, and it failed
to mke2fs on LogVol01.
- I switched back to vt2 and now mke2fs fails on all three LVs (No
such file or address).
The VG is now unavailable. By running vgchange -ay Volume00 on vt2, I
can mke2fs again.
The first line in /tmp/lvmout is about Volume00 being successfully
deactivated. There's no mention of it being re-activated.
Just FYI, the only way I could get it to work was to do a fresh RH9
install with LVM, then upgrade it to FC1.