Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212317
Edit LVM partition crash on install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to install FC6 Zod on an already existing LVM partition and when I
select a LVM partition and click edit, the installation crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 Zod final
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create some LVM partition on a SATA disk (I have an LVM on 2 disk : one 80GB
and one 120GB)
2.Boot with the FC6 install DVD
3.Select English language and French keyboard
4.Select create custom layout
5.Select an LVM partition and click edit
A dialog to edit my partition
See attached bug report saved from the "Exception Occured" dialog
Created attachment 139445 [details]
anaconda dump file
What physical extent size did you use for the volume you created?
Created attachment 139491 [details]
My LVM config (pvdisplay, vgdisplay and lvdisplay)
Here is my full LVM config info attached (PE=1M).
So, for the record, I resize my old root partition LogVolRoot by hand (resize2fs
and lvreduce) and create the second root partition LogVolRoot2 (lvcreate and
mkfs.ext3). Then during the installation I select the LogVolRoot2 partition and
click "Edit", then crash. It was the same when I tried to edit one of the others.
It also crashes when I create a fresh new layout on another disk but keep the
two lvm disks active. But in this configuration it crashes when I clicked 'Next'
(Not sure if it is the same bug).
I finally manage to install FC6 after disabling the two disks and only keep the
one with the fresh new layout.
I will try to install FC6 on my home machine with the same config but the LVM is
on one disk only and PE=4M. I will come back and tell you if the problem occurs
Created attachment 139520 [details]
My home LVM config (pvdisplay, vgdisplay and lvdisplay)
Come back from my second test, it works fine with 1 disk and PE=4M.
Maybe an important note to add, this time it was done in text mode since my
#!§%@# ATI card has been detected as a Matrox Millenium by anaconda and thus
the install fall back in text mode.
Yeah, this only fails if your PE size is 1 MB due to some sloppy python code.
I've committed a fix to Rawhide. A workaround for you is to simply use any
other PE size. Thanks for your help in debugging this.