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Description of problem:
While installing RHEL 3 ES on a Dell PowerEdge 2650, via a kickstart
file, anaconda crashes after formatting the partitions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Dell PE2650 using PXE to obtain IP address/RHEL 3 ES boot image.
2. Use ks.cfg file with configuration:
part /boot --size=100 --asprimary
part swap --recommended --asprimary
part pv.01 --size=500 --grow --asprimary
volgroup vg01 pv.01
logvol / --vgname=vg01 --size=2000 --name=lv_root
logvol /home --vgname=vg01 --size=500 --name=lv_home
logvol /var --vgname=vg01 --size=21000 --name=lv_var
logvol /tmp --vgname=vg01 --size=1800 --name=lv_tmp
logvol /usr --vgname=vg01 --size=5000 --name=lv_usr
Actual Results: Anaconda crashes after partitioning the
drives/formatting the partitions, with the following message:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1081, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
line 471, in run
line 157, in gotoNext
line 225, in moveStep
line 492, in turnOnFilesystems
1428, in mountFilesystems
377, in copyDeviceNode
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/dev/vg01/lv_root'
Expected Results: Expected install to continue.
Note that if the machine is rebooted, and the system is booted from
the CD-ROM, then all of the partitions have actually been created, and
formatted, and the installation can be carried out on the existing
Note that the exact same partition configuration works on a Dell PE1750.
Created attachment 100863 [details]
anacdump.txt file generated by anaconda after crash
Created attachment 100864 [details]
syslog file created by anaconda after crash
Is this reproducible? Is this with the original RHEL3 or one of the
Yes, it happens every time.
The PXE boot images were generated using the Enterprise Linux 3 ES
Update 2 CDROMs.
If you switch to tty2 at the poit of the crash, does /dev/vg01/lv_root
At this stage, I cannot get the kickstart boot over PXE to proceed as
far as listed above - the installation dies immediately after
obtaining the hostname information stage with a "signal 11". Suspect
that there may be a NIC/switch error. Will confirm once I have another
Dell 2650 to test with (may be a few weeks away).
Also, note that I am able to install the machine by using the original
CD-ROM to boot with, and by putting the kickstart file on a floppy disk...
Did you have a chance to investigate with another machine?
Yes -- the machine died shortly after my last post, and after it was replaced,
the process worked fine, so I think this might have been a case of strange