Bug 181571 - Kickstart install cannot partition disk
Kickstart install cannot partition disk
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC6Target
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Reported: 2006-02-14 17:36 EST by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-08 17:15:47 EDT
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anaconda log (10.53 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-14 17:36 EST, Orion Poplawski
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Description Orion Poplawski 2006-02-14 17:36:55 EST
Description of problem:
Install with 20060214 rawhide fails to partition the disk.  ks below and
anaconda.log attached.

nfs --server=saga --dir=/export/data1/fedora/core/development/i386
lang en_US
keyboard us
network --bootproto=dhcp
rootpw --iscrypted CwU/lYtazWt7E
firewall --disabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablenis --nisdomain=yp.colorado-research.com
timezone America/Denver
xconfig --startxonboot --defaultdesktop=KDE --resolution=1600x1200 --depth=24
bootloader --location=mbr
clearpart --linux --drives=hda
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=50
part pv.1 --size 4800 --grow
volgroup rootvg pv.1
logvol / --vgname=rootvg --size=512 --name=root
logvol swap --fstype=swap --vgname=rootvg --recommended --name=swap
logvol /usr --vgname=rootvg --size=4000 --name=usr
logvol /var --vgname=rootvg --size=256 --name=var
logvol /export/data1 --vgname=rootvg --size=1 --name=data1 --grow
Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2006-02-14 17:36:56 EST
Created attachment 124651 [details]
anaconda log
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2006-02-14 17:39:17 EST
Screen shows:

Error partitioning

Could not allocate requested partitions:

Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions.

Press 'OK' to reboot your system.

Single IDE disk with empty partition table.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2006-02-15 10:51:41 EST
What happens if you make your /var partition at least 384 megs and your /boot
partition at least 75 megs?
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2006-02-15 11:17:27 EST
No effect.  FYI - this kickstart file has worked for me for a long time.
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2006-02-15 16:21:25 EST
Hm, I'm unable to reproduce your bug on a machine here with the same ks
partitioning information and one IDE disk I wiped the partition table from.  Can
you think of anything that might help me to reproduce this one?
Comment 6 Orion Poplawski 2006-02-15 16:38:45 EST
Crap!  I am so sorry - I'm using a 4GB disk and it doesn't fit.  Perhaps a
better error message (there is not enough space to allocate the requested
partions) to help idiots like me?
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2006-02-15 16:43:00 EST
Better error messages for this partitioning stuff would be very helpful, but
it's too late for FC5 to do anything about that (after freeze for translations,
etc).  Moving to FC6Target so we can try to get it done for then.
Comment 8 Chris Lumens 2006-06-08 17:15:47 EDT
We can now do a better job on this particular error message.  The partitioning
code is kind of a maze, though, so I'm not going to be able to track down every
bad error message.  If you run into another one that makes no sense, please file
another bug.

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