Bug 494220 - replace existing system failed
replace existing system failed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ppc Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-05 14:38 EDT by Jeremy Huddleston
Modified: 2009-04-17 16:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-15 15:57:27 EDT
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2009-04-05 14:38 EDT, Jeremy Huddleston
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2009-04-17 16:18 EDT, Lorenzo Villani
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Description Jeremy Huddleston 2009-04-05 14:38:15 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicelibs/lvm.py", line 177, in pvcreate
    raise LVMError("pvcreate failed for %s" % device)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/lvmpv.py", line 94, in create
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 276, in execute
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 659, in processActions
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 210, in doIt
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 115, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 128, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1317, in nextClicked
LVMError: pvcreate failed for /dev/hda8
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston 2009-04-05 14:38:19 EDT
Created attachment 338249 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.
Comment 2 Jeremy Huddleston 2009-04-05 19:23:17 EDT
I selected 'replace existing system' to reformat my disks.  This failure occurred as it finished formatting.  I then was forced to reboot.  F11's installer then reported disk corruption (and forced a restart) after selecting the language and keyboard layout before selecting the timezone.
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-09 06:20:23 EDT
We get this error when trying to clean the hd8 partition.  Its a python low level Error.  The same error that prevented the lvm pvcreate action.  The resource was unavailable.
Is this consistently reproducible?  Can you post the output of `parted /dev/hda unit s print free` if you can reproduce.  FWIW I think this bug is due to a specific state of the harddrive.
Comment 4 Jeremy Huddleston 2009-04-09 07:45:20 EDT
Unfortunately, I've worked past this issue.  The F10 installer disk was able to handle the disk's state, so I installed F10, then I was able to upgrade it to F11 using the F11 netinstall disk.
Comment 5 Lorenzo Villani 2009-04-17 16:18:34 EDT
Created attachment 340083 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.

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