Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438981
Installer hangs when formating LVM volume
Last modified: 2008-04-21 04:16:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008031714 Fedora/3.0-0.44.cvs20080315.fc9 Minefield/3.0b5pre
Description of problem:
I tied to install Fedora from LiveCD (using gnome). I've choosed the remove existing Linux partitions and install from the default layout. I've unchecked the option encrypt and checked the option review layout.
The default layout seemed ok to me: it was formating swap, boot and LVM partitions. I haven't changed anything there, and clicked next. The popup box appeared to confirm my actions. After clicking OK, another popup appeared saying that there was an error and showing a log file I'm sending in attachment.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from LiveCD (gnome)
2. Running anaconda (clicking Install to Hard drive icon)
3. Choosing to remove existing Linux partitions and install using default layout
The popup window appered showing error log
Format the partitions and continue installing
[root@localhost fedora]# /sbin/fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 10443 83883366 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 20072 30515 83891430 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 * 10444 10468 200812+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 10469 20071 77136097+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda5 21385 30515 73344757+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 20072 21384 10546609+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
Devices: LogVol00 ext3
Created attachment 299135 [details]
The error log after crash
Note that I have mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 before running installer, I
tried to umount it but it haven't worked.
Did /dev/sda4 exist at that point?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Did /dev/sda4 exist at that point?
No, and that was the problem... It seemed weird to me that vgscan and lvscan
commands output I have no LVM drives. I've managed to "get back" the drive,
activate it, and then anaconda worked. I still think this like a bug, because
you can't use the drive before installation.
I'll put severity to medium.
Okay, udev is dying sometimes. Chris reproduced a little earlier. We're not
quite sure why yet
I haven't seen this in a little while now. Is it still happening in the preview
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 439633 ***