Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140329
Duplicate ext3 label created while installing to multiple disks
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
Description of problem:
I am installing Fedora Core 3 to a machine with one IDE drive and one
SCSI drive (hda and sda). I am doing a reinstall of the entire system
using kickstart (all partitions on both drives removed and rebuilt).
The IDE drive get partitions hda1 (ext3, /boot) and hda2 (LVM). The
SCSI drive gets partition sda1 (LVM). The partitions get created, the
filesystems get formatted, and the installation works just fine.
When the system reboots afterwards, I get the message "mount:
LABEL=/boot duplicate - not mounted". It turns out that hda1 and sda1
are both labelled as /boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time I re-install this system
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Re-install system
Error mounting /boot
This is because the pvcreate on sda1 isn't wiping out the ext3 metadata.
I assume that "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1024 count=?" will clear
this out to eliminate the message, but how much so I need to clear?
So pvcreate needs to check for this and optionally wipe it.
Suggest we add the -Z option to pvcreate [like lvcreate], with default
value 'yes' unless 'restorefile' or 'uuid' are specified.
In CVS, will get rolled up into next release.
BTW the ext label to wipe is in sector 2 ie wipe 512 bytes at 1024
*** Bug 144827 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 145082 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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