Bug 443486 - Anaconda doesn't recognize previously built LVM on RAID1
Summary: Anaconda doesn't recognize previously built LVM on RAID1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-21 20:00 UTC by Danny Cox
Modified: 2008-06-10 13:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-10 13:39:49 UTC
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The frist 20k of /dev/md1 (20.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-04-22 20:40 UTC, Danny Cox
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Description Danny Cox 2008-04-21 20:00:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing Fedora 9 Beta onto a previous setup Fedora 8, Anaconda/LVM fails to recognize the physical volume.  It is marked as "foreign".  I'd like to be able to have the installer recognize the previously set up LVM setup, upgrade / (containing /usr and /var), but preserve /home.

There are two physical disks, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.  sda3 and sdb3 are a RAID1 as /dev/md1.  /dev/md1 is a physical volume with 2 logical volumes, / and /home.

I'm using a custom layout.  Two disks:
partition 1: 100 MB RAID 1 (md0)
partition 2: 2 GB swap
partition 3: 236 GB (rest) RAID 1 (md1)

/dev/md0 has an ext3 FS and is mounted as /boot
/dev/md1 is a physical volume, and has two logical volumes, 20 GB for root, and the rest for /home.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin with a Fedora 8 with / and /home as 2 logical volumes on a RAID1
2. Attempt to install Fedora 9
3. At the disk partitioning stage, see that all attempts to set up an LVM are met with a dialog box saying "Not enough physical volumes".

Actual Results:
The dialog box entitled "Not enough physical volumes" prevents me from continuing, unless I blow away the extant physical volume, thus defeating the purpose.

Expected Results:
Anaconda should have recognized the physical volumes, and allowed me to edit them, just as it does for regular disk partitions.

Additional info:
I tried switching consoles, and starting the RAIDs with "mdadm --auto-detect" and starting LVM with " vgchange -a y".  No change.

I understand that its probably a catch-22 issue.  At the time the disk partitioning runs, nothing has been written to disk yet.  Since /dev/md1 isn't yet started, anaconda can't possibly "see" the physical volume.  On the other hand, it DOES see the two logical volumes.  They're read-only though.

Comment 1 Danny Cox 2008-04-21 20:03:39 UTC
One final oddity: I'm using an 8 GB USB drive for the install media.  That seems
to work fine, but I mention it Just In Case....

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-22 19:35:20 UTC
What's the output of running 'blkid' against the device?  This might be bug 442937

Comment 3 Danny Cox 2008-04-22 20:21:14 UTC
"blkid /dev/md1" produces no output.  Here is the result of "blkid":
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01: UUID="3cd7794b-1f91-4c9f-8e97-a63fd8bdf177"
SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00: UUID="55c52f1a-9898-4fdf-9b2a-9b144aec3fed"
SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda1: UUID="76c9855b-ca05-682f-dc0c-38345bd70cca" TYPE="mdraid" 
/dev/sda2: TYPE="swap" LABEL="SWAP-sda2"
/dev/sda3: UUID="b3a7ea8b-03da-900c-3506-52b4b6917830" TYPE="mdraid" 
/dev/sdb1: UUID="76c9855b-ca05-682f-dc0c-38345bd70cca" TYPE="mdraid" 
/dev/sdb2: TYPE="swap" LABEL="SWAP-sdb2"
/dev/sdb3: UUID="b3a7ea8b-03da-900c-3506-52b4b6917830" TYPE="mdraid" 
/dev/md0: UUID="316b290e-ffa4-4818-95ca-cdd88b2c1ce7" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00: UUID="55c52f1a-9898-4fdf-9b2a-9b144aec3fed"
SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

Please let me know of any additional requests.


Comment 4 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-22 20:33:02 UTC
Could you dd out the first 16k or so of /dev/md1 and attach it?


Comment 5 Danny Cox 2008-04-22 20:40:30 UTC
Created attachment 303377 [details]
The frist 20k of /dev/md1

I grabbed 20k.	If you need more, please let me know!

Comment 6 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-22 21:04:16 UTC

[root@inode ~]# blkid -c /dev/null md1.dump 
md1.dump: UUID="ohO82H-yqE9-keAm-0Jrt-6rcA-LL1x-TPT6wJ" TYPE="lvm2pv" 
[root@inode ~]# rpm -q e2fsprogs

seems to me to recognize it just fine...  (I suppose you probably ran blkid from
an older e2fsprogs in your test)

So... Jeremy?

Comment 7 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-22 21:08:59 UTC
Gonna punt back to anaconda; I don't see any evidence that e2fsprogs is doing
the wrong thing here.

Comment 8 Danny Cox 2008-04-23 12:48:24 UTC
Blkid -v says "blkid 1.0.0 (12-Feb-2003)"
e2fsprogs rpm is e2fsprogs-1.40.4-2.fc8

I attempted running blkid from another console during the install of Fedora 9
beta, but it didn't exist.  Is there anything else I can try for you?


Comment 9 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-23 14:52:41 UTC
Danny, yup, lvm pv detection was only recently added to blkid/e2fsprogs; the F8
versions won't have it.  But that's ok, anaconda is using the new stuff.

(blkid version is .... funny ....)  :)

Comment 10 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-23 14:55:18 UTC
The full error message goes something like this:

        # if no PV exist, raise an error message and return
        if len(self.availlvmparts) < 1:
            self.intf.messageWindow(_("Not enough physical volumes"),
                               _("At least one unused physical "
                                 "volume partition is "
                                 "needed to create an LVM Volume Group.\n\n"
                                 "Create a partition or RAID array "
                                 "of type \"physical volume (LVM)\" and then "
                                 "select the \"LVM\" option again."),

Is anaconda looking for PVs with no LVs on them yet?

Comment 11 Danny Cox 2008-04-23 17:43:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> Danny, yup, lvm pv detection was only recently added to blkid/e2fsprogs; the F8
> versions won't have it.  But that's ok, anaconda is using the new stuff.
> (blkid version is .... funny ....)  :)

Is there a way I can use blkid during the installation of Fedora 9 beta?

Comment 12 Eric Sandeen 2008-04-23 18:08:45 UTC
I'm not sure that's the issue.

This is out of my realm but it appears that anaconda doesn't want to use your PV
because it already has LVs on it?  Which seems odd for an upgrade path... *shrug*

Comment 13 Danny Cox 2008-04-23 20:25:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #12)
> I'm not sure that's the issue.
> This is out of my realm but it appears that anaconda doesn't want to use your PV
> because it already has LVs on it?  Which seems odd for an upgrade path... *shrug*

So, the fact that the RAID isn't running yet has no bearing on this issue?


Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:53:02 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 15 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-02 21:06:38 UTC
Is this still an issue in the final release of F9?

Comment 16 Danny Cox 2008-06-04 17:40:13 UTC
Sorry for the delay in my answer.  This is NOT an issue at this time.  Thanks
for your work and patience with me on this issue.  Do I need to change the
status of this bug?  Thanks!

Comment 17 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-10 13:39:49 UTC
No worries, I'll take care of it. Good to know this is fixed.

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