Bug 1293475 - Can't install from live CD on a system with NVDIMMs
Can't install from live CD on a system with NVDIMMs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-blivet (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: blivet-maint-list@redhat.com
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Reported: 2015-12-21 15:41 EST by Linda Knippers
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:18 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 12:18:00 EST
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screen shot of anaconda error (88.21 KB, image/png)
2015-12-21 15:41 EST, Linda Knippers
no flags Details
anacodna log (4.31 KB, text/plain)
2016-01-04 19:09 EST, Jerry Hoemann
no flags Details
ifcfg log (19.11 KB, text/plain)
2016-01-04 19:10 EST, Jerry Hoemann
no flags Details
program log (5.75 KB, text/plain)
2016-01-04 19:11 EST, Jerry Hoemann
no flags Details
storage log (13.16 KB, text/plain)
2016-01-04 19:12 EST, Jerry Hoemann
no flags Details

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Description Linda Knippers 2015-12-21 15:41:09 EST
Created attachment 1108471 [details]
screen shot of anaconda error

Description of problem:

This is reported by Jerry Hoemann:

I was attempting to install Fedora 23 Workstation to one of our NVDIMM
systems (this is in live cd form.) 

The install kernel boots, but anaconda fails because of the presence
of pmem0 (no disk label).

A simple work around (without rebooting) was to:

1) finish quitting out of anaconda (failure was the only option.)
2) run a shell
3) rmmod nd_pmem
4) re-run install to disk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 23

How reproducible:
Very, if you have a system with NVDIMMs that are recognized by the kernel, causing /dev/pmemX devices to be created.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the live CD and attempt to install

Actual results:
Fails with attached error

Expected results:
Anaconda should ignore the pmem devices, at least for now.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brian Lane 2015-12-21 17:55:30 EST
Please attach the logs from /tmp/*log as individual text/plain attachments.
Comment 2 Linda Knippers 2016-01-04 10:37:46 EST
Adding needinfo for Jerry to see if he can get the logs.  Otherwise I will try to reproduce.
Comment 3 Jerry Hoemann 2016-01-04 19:09 EST
Created attachment 1111585 [details]
anacodna log
Comment 4 Jerry Hoemann 2016-01-04 19:10 EST
Created attachment 1111586 [details]
ifcfg log
Comment 5 Jerry Hoemann 2016-01-04 19:11 EST
Created attachment 1111589 [details]
program log
Comment 6 Jerry Hoemann 2016-01-04 19:12 EST
Created attachment 1111592 [details]
storage log
Comment 7 Jerry Hoemann 2016-01-04 19:14:14 EST
I added attachments for anaconda.log, ifcfg.log, program.log, and storage.log.

packaging.log and sensitive-info.log were zero length files.
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