Description of problem:
Anaconda doesn't ask to format unformatted and LDL DASD disks when running in text mode.
Anaconda should format them with CDL, since that's the only supported format for DASD disks in the installer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1a. Unformat DASD: # dasdfmt -y -b 4096 -d cdl /dev/$DASD & pid=$!; sleep 2; kill $pid
1b. Format DASD with LDL: # dasdfmt -y -b 4096 -d ldl /dev/$DASD
2. Start text-mode installation use the prepared DASD on the kernel command line (rd.dasd=$device_number)
3. Select the DASD disk in the "Installation Destination" spoke
4. Continue with the defaults
Anaconda only prints:
"The LDL DASD disk /dev/dasda (0.0.3227) cannot be used for the installation. Please format it."
But do not provide a user friendly way to format the device.
Like in RHEL-8.2 after selecting disk devices, anaconda provides a way to format the disks:
The following unformatted or LDL DASDs have been detected on your system. You
can choose to format them now with dasdfmt or cancel to leave them unformatted.
Unformatted DASDs cannot be used during installation.
Warning: All storage changes made using the installer will be lost when you
choose to format.
Proceed to run dasdfmt?
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory (anaconda bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.