Bug 1463817 - Kickstart (re)install of host using 7.4-beta initrd fails on the xfs partition creation stage
Kickstart (re)install of host using 7.4-beta initrd fails on the xfs partitio...
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2017-06-21 15:42 EDT by Dan Yasny
Modified: 2017-06-22 09:30 EDT (History)
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Description Dan Yasny 2017-06-21 15:42:14 EDT
Description of problem:
I usually rebuild my hosts as follows:
- download a fresh set of initrd and vmlinux to /boot
- create a "reinstall" grub entry pointing at a kickstart file on the network 
  grubby --add-kernel=/boot/vmlinuz --title=REINSTALL --args="text ks=http://mykickstart" --initrd=/boot/initrd.img --make-default
- restart the host

I had to reinstall a host today, whcih was running 7.3 with ext4 partitions (instead of the default xfs for some reason)

I downloaded the initrd from the internal 7.4-beta location

Install failed at the stage where it was supposed to clear the disk and recreate partitions with XFS, consistently repeated.

When I changed the initrd and vmlinuz to the older files from an internal 7.3 repo everything worked as expected

* See file locations in private comment

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Expected results:
installation should work

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Comment 3 Martin Kolman 2017-06-22 07:48:35 EDT
Please add logs from an affected installation run as separate plain-text
attachments. The log files should be located in /tmp during the installation and there is a root shell running on tty2.

Thanks in advance!
Comment 4 Dan Yasny 2017-06-22 09:30:34 EDT
Since the host has been reprovisioned successfully, using the 7.3 initramfs, it is now in production and cannot be set up as a reproducer. 

It should be fairly easy to reproduce, I provided all the steps and versions in use. If that is something your team cannot do, feel free to close the BZ, all I wanted to do was report on an issue I came across.

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