Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504913
F11 kickstart install fails on partition, "no preexisting VG..."
Last modified: 2009-06-10 06:29:57 EDT
Created attachment 347135 [details]
kickstart file partition section.
Description of problem:
Pristine Fedora 11 install fails kickstart at partition stage. States:
"Error parsing kickstart config. ... No preexisting VG with the name VolGroup00 was found."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with Fedora 10 box with predefined partition scheme consisting of several partitions that should be preserved across an install.
2. Netboot machine with kickstart file containing partition scheme used in previous install.
3. Observe failure.
Error parsing kickstart file. Then installer exits.
Normal kickstart install.
On the off chance that syntax for this has changed, I manually installed Fedora 11 on this machine, selecting "Custom Layout", and rebuilding my required partitioning scheme. I then used the resulting, fresh anaconda.ks file generated by F11 to reattempt the kickstart install. This also fails in similar fashion, implying that F11 cannot correctly read back its own anaconda.ks partitioning info under some circumstances.
Possibly unrelated, but I also note that the F11 anaconda.ks included the line "#clearpart --linux --drives=sda" which is not correct, is not what I did in the manual install, and certainly would do bad things if I included it.
I've got dozens of machines that use this partition scheme, so a fix for this would be very nice. This kickstart partition table has worked correctly since at least Fedora 8 on this group of machines.
I'm attaching the partition scheme below, as well as a listing from pvdisplay from the machine when running.
Created attachment 347136 [details]
Output of pvdisplay
Thanks for report, you are most likely hitting a bug
that should be fixed in next anaconda build for rawhide.
(also see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#503681).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 503681 ***