Bug 454049 - Preserving a LV while re-install using kickstart
Preserving a LV while re-install using kickstart
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2008-07-04 01:26 EDT by Piyush Yaduvanshi
Modified: 2008-09-30 13:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-30 13:27:02 EDT
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Description Piyush Yaduvanshi 2008-07-04 01:26:33 EDT
Description of problem: While reinstalling a system using kickstart its not
possible to preserve a single Logical Volume. Currently the complete VG needs to
be preservered.

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: Install a system with multiple LV's in a single VG. Now
re-install the system using kickstart and try preserving a single LV.

Actual results: No actual option to to this.

Expected results: Option must be provided to accomplish this task.

Additional info: However a potential workaround would be to do the VG split from
a %pre script to isolate the LV from the existing VG and then just name the LV
with --preserve in the partitioning section.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-07-15 17:02:51 EDT
The logvol command allows specifying --useexisting, which should format an
existing logical volume and reuse it.  Is this not working?  Please attach your
kickstart file and /tmp/anaconda.log file to this bug report.

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