Bug 527832 - Unable to install to secondary disk
Summary: Unable to install to secondary disk
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-10-07 20:16 UTC by Steve Reichard
Modified: 2010-07-01 20:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-07-01 20:54:12 UTC
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Description Steve Reichard 2009-10-07 20:16:17 UTC
Description of problem:

With previous version of RHEL, I could easily install to any of the cciss disks.

Attempts to install RHEL 5.4 that did not included the first cciss disk failed when attempting to partition the disk.

The following errors occurred with your partitioning:

Logical volume size must be larger than the volume group's 
physical extent size.

Press 'OK' to reboot your system.

I was able to install by doing a custom configuration.

Unknown if this is only with cciss disks or would a system that had multiple disk of a different type would also see it.

When I select the first disk cciss/c0d0 I did not have any errors

Also, not sure if this would happen with a non-graphical install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL 5.4

How reproducible:

With my limited configuations, I was able to repeat using DVD or PXE.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-10-07 20:42:12 UTC
Please attach /tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog to this bug report.

Comment 2 Steve Reichard 2009-10-07 21:01:16 UTC
Since the install failed, I had to press okay which rebooted the system. Upon the install that did work, the logs in /var/log seem uninteresting and unrelated.

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-10-07 21:07:28 UTC
But you can switch to tty2 before rebooting and grab the log files then from the failed install.

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