Bug 1775613 - Laptop install of linux 7.7 failed
Summary: Laptop install of linux 7.7 failed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.7
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
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Reported: 2019-11-22 12:22 UTC by Dan
Modified: 2019-11-22 12:22 UTC (History)
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Description Dan 2019-11-22 12:22:43 UTC
Description of problem:
I installed Centos 7 on my laptop. The install went fine and I get to the login screen. I select the user and enter the password and then get these error messages.

[Firmware Bug] the BIOS has corrupted the hw-PMU resources (MSR 38d is b0)
mce: Unable to init device /dev/mcelog (RC: -5)
tmpfs: Bad mount huge
SR 2:0:0:0 [sr0] out of memory
Please enter passphase for disk vggroup00-var

If I enter the passphase it continues for awhile and prints some stuff and then reboots.

It has the latest firmware update and 12GB of memory.
It ran Centos 6 for years and also runs Windows 10 fine.

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How reproducible:
I have only tried this once.

Actual results:
Bad install, had to reinstall Centos 6

Expected results:
A workable install

Additional info:
This is my disc configuration
[dan@laptop ~]$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/dm-2       145G  6.5G  131G   5% /
tmpfs           5.8G  2.3M  5.8G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/dm-15      413G  388G  3.8G 100% /backup
/dev/sdb1       969M   65M  854M   8% /boot
/dev/dm-12      193G   30G  154G  17% /home
/dev/dm-10      9.5G   23M  9.0G   1% /tmp
/dev/dm-13      9.5G  415M  8.6G   5% /var
/dev/dm-14      4.7G   15M  4.5G   1% /var/log
/dev/dm-16      4.7G   10M  4.5G   1% /var/log/audit
/dev/dm-11      193G   64G  120G  35% /vm
[dan@laptop ~]$

When reinstalling Centos 6 I got a message that a 5GB partition didn't have a filesystem.  This could only be /var/log or /var/log/audit.  Note that the error message: "Please enter the passphase for vggroup00-var" in Centos 7.7.  When installing Centos 7.7 I used allocate space as a standard partition instead of LVM.  This is because I didn't have any spare LVM space and when you select swap it sets the space to 0.  (Also swap was allocated as a standard partition already). You then have to delete swap and add it again. I suspect that it allocated space in LVM even though I said allocate as standard partition and wiped out the LVM volumes formatting swap.  Any way, this is what I think the problem is!

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