Bug 440312 - Fedora9 beta - can't install from LiveCD
Fedora9 beta - can't install from LiveCD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 440313 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-04-02 14:58 EDT by Gary Thomas
Modified: 2008-04-07 23:24 EDT (History)
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anaconda dump/log (15.56 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-02 14:58 EDT, Gary Thomas
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Description Gary Thomas 2008-04-02 14:58:22 EDT
Description of problem:

Can't install from LiveCD

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 9, Beta, LiveCD

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run 'liveinst'
2. Choose 'replace all' or 'replace linux' partitions
Actual results:

Anaconda throws exception trying to [re]build logical volume layout.

Expected results:

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Gary Thomas 2008-04-02 14:58:22 EDT
Created attachment 300116 [details]
anaconda dump/log
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-02 22:58:13 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-02 22:58:20 EDT
*** Bug 440313 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Gary Thomas 2008-04-03 06:57:32 EDT
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)?
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-03 09:33:12 EDT
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
Comment 6 Gary Thomas 2008-04-05 11:33:34 EDT
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
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-07 23:24:45 EDT
Sounds like the anaconda bug at least is fixed

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