Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440312
Fedora9 beta - can't install from LiveCD
Last modified: 2008-04-07 23:24:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Can't install from LiveCD
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9, Beta, LiveCD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run 'liveinst'
2. Choose 'replace all' or 'replace linux' partitions
Anaconda throws exception trying to [re]build logical volume layout.
It might be a problem with my small system (192KB) that has an existing
Fedora install. I just wanted to completely overwrite with the beta.
Created attachment 300116 [details]
I'm impressed you even managed to boot the live CD on a box with 192M of RAM :-)
Did /dev/sda2 exist when the traceback happened? I'm guessing that based on the
memory pressure, udev was slow to respond and create the devices. I committed
something yesterday which should help that situation a bit if so.
*** Bug 440313 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've been happily running Fedora on this laptop for a lone time. It's too bad
that things have grown so out of hand that I can barely run the LiveCD on it.
As for the disk layout before I ran liveinst - I've tried it many ways; with an
extant Fedora installation or with an empty disk label. I also tried to
configure my own layout which failed even more spectacularly.
How can I test your recent changes (comment #2)?
The livecd actually has higher memory requirements as changes to the filesystem
are kept around using a RAM based dm-snapshot device. And we'll have up a
snapshot release which will include the changes either later today or tomorrow
Rawhide-20080404-Snapshot-i686-Live managed to boot & install (text mode)
I only tried the 'remove all & setup default' partition mode.
Note firstboot failed after install :-( See 441049
Can't login - tty messed up :-( - See 441048
Skipping that, going to init 5, system frezzes :-( - See 441051
Sounds like the anaconda bug at least is fixed