Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465224
Multiple swap partitions
Last modified: 2009-06-18 13:52:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda gets confused on which swap partition to use
if there are more than 4 swap partitions.
Happens while writing changes to disk.
Anaconda tries to use one of the swap partition in one of the other
Volume groups and crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Insert the Anaconda DVD.
Select custom layout in partitioning menu.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert the Anaconda DVD.
2.Select custom layout in partitioning menu.
3.Create 200 MiB /boot partition
4.Create an 10000MiB LVM
5.Create an VolGroup00 which contains
logvol00 / 7094MiB at size and logvol01 /swap 2048MiB a
6.Repeat the above steps 5 times this happens during the 5 installation.
7.Make the appropriate chainload entry's in grub to be able to
access all these installations.
Anaconda gets confused and tries use one of the swap partition in one
of the other volgroups.
Anaconda being able to write the changes to the partition table
and being able to proceed with install.
Note this setup is below the 16 partition kernel limitation
5 x ( 1 /boot + 1 / LogVol00 + 1 Swap LogVol01 ) = 15 partitions
And what is the error message you are seeing? If you are getting a traceback, can you attach it to this bug? Even better would be trying to use the automatic bug filing mechanism since you already have a bugzilla account.
Was going to take a screenshot and attache it but I was unable
to access the shell ( could use the arrow buttons but no input in shell )
network manager shut down and when I return to x it had shut down as well
How to I find or use the "automatic bug filing mechanism"
Notice now that it manage to alter the partition layout
as in the new layout get "saved" so this issue happens after that.
Created attachment 319332 [details]
Picture of the error.
This is happening to me also on my T61p
The T61p is not partitioned to death.
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 25841 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xdc25475a
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 27 204088+ 83 Linux <-- /boot
/dev/sda2 28 13572 102400200 8e Linux LVM <- VG00 /&swap
/dev/sda3 13573 20032 48837600 8e Linux LVM < VG01 storage
/dev/sda4 20033 25841 43916040 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 20033 20059 204088+ 83 Linux <-- new /boot
/dev/sda6 20060 25841 43711888+ 8e Linux LVM < new VG02
I would provide log files if anaconda would not shut down as soon as I switched
to the shell so I suggest you try to recreate this
Notice on the screen shot that anaconda does not fill the screen (NV)..
I'm able to install F9 GA ( Anaconda 188.8.131.52 ) on the T61p
with the above setup.
Still an issue on F10Preview...
Increasing the priority on this to High.
Created attachment 322563 [details]
Swap error msg in Anaconda
Note there is no option to file to bugzilla on this error screen....
This happen when I was doing the second installation on the HD
Notice the Error enabling swap device Volgroup00/LogVol01
The swap device I created was on the Volgroup01/LogVol01....
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
We have made extensive changes to the partitioning code for F11 beta, such that it is very difficult to tell whether your bug is still relevant or not. Please test with either the latest rawhide you have access to or F11 and let us know whether you are still seeing this problem. Thanks for the bug report.