Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131718
LVM at install does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
Description of problem:
Installing RHEL3 U2 using NFS with GUI and using LVM does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose NFS install method
2. Create /boot as ext3 partition on dasda
3. Create LVM PV using remaining space
4. Define VG for / (ext3)
5. Configure remaining install options to your preference
6. When the installer gets to the point where it sets up the
partitions and begins formating, anaconda will have an exception error .
The LVM configuration is being created on the initial installer image,
instead of on the new system image.
For example, if you defined a PV on /dev/dasda called 'rootvg' in disk
druid, it creates the following:
It should have created:
I just re-read my original comments are realized how confusing they
are. It was a long Friday and I was doing too many things at the same
time I guess... My configuration was with 2 dasd devices (a and b). I
used these two devices to create a physical volume. There was only one
volume group, 'rootvg'. I first tried to create a number of logical
volumes such as 'lvroot' for /, 'lvhome' for /home, 'lvopt' for /opt,
etc. It would get to the point where it would create the PV and the
VG, but would fail on creating the LV's. Anaconda would error with
unable locate /dev/rootvg/lvroot.
I was able to get the install to complete by manually configuring lvm
from the installation image shell and only configuring a single LV,
'lvroot'. After I did this, I could re-start the installation and only
had to define the mount points in disk druid as it had the vlm
configuation I defined manually. After this, no exception errors. It
formatted lvroot and installed all the packages.
This works for me here. Can you please provide the exception you receive?
Created attachment 103558 [details]
exception error #1
Created attachment 103559 [details]
exception error #2
This should be fixed in update 3.
Installed U3 and there was no problem at all..