Bug 157531 - cannot install from images on lvm volume
cannot install from images on lvm volume
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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: 182975 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-05-12 08:37 EDT by Avi Kivity
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Avi Kivity 2005-05-12 08:37:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
anaconda has a nice feature where one can place the iso images on the hard 
drive. this does not work for lvm volumes, which is unfortunate since fedora 
installs lvm by default. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download images to some directory on an lvm volume 
2. boot using the installer kernel and init rd, with askmethod. 
3. select hard drive. 
4. look in vain for the logical volume where the images are installed. 

Actual Results:  it's not there  

Expected Results:  the volume is there 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-03-14 16:14:30 EDT
We can't support these advanced storage methods (LVM, RAID, ...) without
extensive changes to the loader.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-03-14 17:36:44 EDT
*** Bug 182975 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Eric Brunson 2007-03-14 18:51:42 EDT
I would admit that supporting RAID and other advanced storage methods may be out
of scope, but LVM is the default volume manager for Fedora.  The default layout
allocates a small ext partition and eats all the rest of your disk with LVM, so
there is not acceptable place to put ISOs or anaconda.  Either support LVM or
don't, don't do it half assed.
Comment 4 Eric Brunson 2007-03-14 18:53:00 EDT
That should read 'no acceptable place to put ISOs for anaconda'.

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