Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496269
F10: Anaconda kickstart gets stuck at "Activating partitions" when using 'ignoredisk' command to exclude all drives in a raid array.
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:52:47 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda gets stuck when we use 'ignoredisk' command to ignore all the disks in an existing raid-5 media array. We want to install the new OS but leave the existing media raid array alone with data intact. Anaconda is not able to do this. It dies with the message "Activating partitions" shown on screen.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. using machine with non-trivial setup (multiple raid-5, raid-1 arrays, multiple volume groups)
2. create kickstart file with 'ignoredisk' command to exclude all members of a raid-5 array.
3. pass location of kickstart on kernel line and boot install kernel.
Anaconda respects ignoredisk, correctly activates the non-ignored PV, LV, VG, mdN.
Given the amount of changes made to the storage code since F10, bugs in the partitioning code for that release aren't all that helpful. If you could please verify whether or not you see the same bugs in current code, that would be more useful in making sure they're not in the final release.
I tried to run this with rawhide boot.iso but it refuses to find the kickstart file. There is a separate bug opened on that issue.
Let's leave this one in NEEDINFO until we get the kickstart file part figured out, then you can come back and retest this one and provide whatever information is needed. Thanks.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Not a problem as long as you can keep the system from doing it's auto-close on it.
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