Bug 1227798 - IOException: Partition(s) 1 on /dev/dasdb have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use.
Summary: IOException: Partition(s) 1 on /dev/dasdb have been written, but we have been...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 22
Hardware: s390x
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Samantha N. Bueno
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ZedoraTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-06-03 14:07 UTC by Neale Ferguson
Modified: 2016-07-19 19:10 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 19:10:11 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Data collected by anaconda after error encountered (294.31 KB, application/x-gzip)
2015-06-03 14:07 UTC, Neale Ferguson
no flags Details
anaconda-tb (1.25 MB, text/plain)
2015-06-03 14:24 UTC, David Shea
no flags Details

Description Neale Ferguson 2015-06-03 14:07:53 UTC
Created attachment 1034326 [details]
Data collected by anaconda after error encountered

Description of problem:

When setting the root password anaconda crashes. Debug dialog is entered and data collected. Attached to this report

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 22 - s390x

How reproducible:

Happened on first attempt, haven't attempted another installation

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use VNC method for installation
2. Proceed through installation dialogs
3. Set root password

Actual results:

Anaconda crashes

Expected results:

Password set and dialogs continue

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Shea 2015-06-03 14:24:44 UTC
Created attachment 1034358 [details]

Comment 2 Jan Stodola 2015-06-03 15:33:31 UTC
For some reason, your ECKD-DASDs are recognized as DASDs with the linux disk layout (LDL), although the label is VOL1, which suggests the compatible disk label (CDL):

01:00:56,531 INFO kernel:[   30.845511] dasd-eckd 0.0.0150: New DASD 3390/0A (CU 3990/04) with 3338 cylinders, 15 heads, 224 sectors
01:00:56,532 INFO kernel:[   30.857594] dasd-eckd 0.0.0150: DASD with 4 KB/block, 2403360 KB total size, 48 KB/track, linux disk layout
01:00:56,532 INFO kernel:[   30.862294]  dasdb:VOL1/  0X0150: dasdb1

Anyway, LDL DASDs are not recommended to use during the installation and future versions of the installer should warn you and allow you to format LDL DASD disks with CDL.

A possible work around is to use dasdfmt and format your DASDs with CDL and restart the installation.
You can format them in the installation environment, after switching to shell by pressing <CTRL+b> <2> in your ssh session:

# dasdfmt -d cdl -b 4096 /dev/$device

Comment 3 Samantha N. Bueno 2015-06-03 20:37:22 UTC
Now that I've finished the s390 plugin for libblockdev and it's available in rawhide, it should be quite easy to add functionality in the installer to detect and format LDL DASDs to CDL.

Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 19:10:11 UTC
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 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.

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