Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502438
Anaconda fails with traceback on pvremove
Last modified: 2009-09-02 05:56:21 EDT
Description of problem:
When performing test installation, anaconda failed accidentally when removing LVM metada.
Logs show, it is trying to perform pvremove against 'unknown device'.
Probably some physical disk is not present anymore and anaconda is not omitting its record, when going trough list of PVs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
We have fixed this issue in rhel 4.9, can you please retest if http://rvykydal.fedorapeople.org/updates.502438.img containing ported patch fixes the bug?
I was able to reproduce the bug in kvm with
doing interactive install (the cases from Description are kickstart):
1. Create default install on 2 disks.
2. Start new interactive install on vm having only first of the disks.
3. Select "Create custom layout".
4. Delete existing VG.
5. Create new VG (having the existng PV) with swap and / LVs.
6. Select to format existing boot.
7. Click Next.
8. Get the same traceback.
I believe that in steps 6., 7. creating any installable layout should work.
I can confirm the patch fixes my reproducer.
Should be fixed in version 126.96.36.199 of anaconda.
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