Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129528
error dialog when setting up auto-partitioning
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
Description of problem:
When I try to install rawhide over a previous rawhide install
I get an error dialog from the autopartitioning screen.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing rawhide.
2. Get to the autopartitioning screen.
3. Press Next.
Dialog pops up with
Could not allocate requested partitions:
Unsatisfied partition request
New Part Request -- mountpoint: None uniqueID: 6
type: physical volume (LVM) format: 1 badblocks: None
device: None drive: ['hda'] primary: None
size: 0 grow: 1 maxsize: None
start: None end: None migrate: None origfstype: None
A second attempt at auto-partitioning gives a python backtrace.
Partitioning manually with diskdruid works fine.
This started happening some weeks ago I think.
What is your partitioning setup originally? What options are you
selecting as far as which drives, etc? Could you attach the traceback
The original partitioning is just a default autopartition
from a previous rawhide install, or the defaults from diskdruid
- so nothing special.
I'll try to retrieve the backtrace when I have time.
I'm pretty sure that this is fixed in CVS as of now (dupe of bug 131325)
Confirmed fixed in rawhide-20040928. Thanks.
Bug #131325 is restricted. I'm seeing a similar problem in FC3 and CentOS 4.1
(ie RHEL4 u1) but not in FC4. Any clues as to what the fix is? Thanks!
anaconda maintains a pretty active ChangeLog you can use:
* autopart.py (doAutoPartition): Fix LVM traceback if going back
from not enough space (#131325)
cvs is your friend - in this case the change seems to be in one file, cvs log
suggests the following:
cvs diff -r 1.147 -r 1.148 autopart.py
It'd be helpful to know the steps you are taking and the setup of the machines,
in case it is not the same - the reproducer for bug #131325 was which should be
Remove none (use free space)
Change to remove all partitions.
Err, yes, that's nice about the changelog, but as mentioned, the bug referred to
there, #131325, is still restricted just like it was an hour ago.
The problem happens on a bunch of new IBM 345 rackmount servers, with RAID'd
disks (LSI controller). Autopartitioning fails immediately, with no need to
choose remove none and then go back, so it may be a different issue.
It also happens when using a kickstart script with --clearpart all.
True, but with the reproducer and the diff you should be able to see what's
going on :)
Please file a new bug for your issue.
That line (from cvs diff -r 1.147 -r 1.148 autopart.py) is already in the
RHEL4u1 anaconda version, so that's not it. Clearly it's *something* fixed since
FC4, though, and there's rather a few changes to that file since then.
I'll file a new bug shortly.
New bug is #164633, by the way. And for what it's worth, the "cvs diff -r 1.147
-r 1.148 autopart.py" change is already in centos4/rhel4u1, so that ain't it.