Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 529215
Fedora 11 PPC / Anaconda 188.8.131.52 - Netboot Installer fails at detecting disk.
Last modified: 2009-12-27 11:09:49 EST
Created attachment 364922 [details]
Bug Report from Installer
Description of problem:
Fedora 11 PPC installer fails before disk config screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot netboot CD
2. boot with linux or linux64
3. configure locale and keyboard and attempt to proceed with the install
Installer would proceed to choosing nfs server and directory so that install may continue.
anaconda 184.108.40.206 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", line 49, in __init__
self.__disk = _ped.Disk(device.getPedDevice())
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 716, in __init__
self.partedDisk = parted.Disk(device=self.partedDevice)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1112, in addUdevDiskDevice
initcb=cb, initlabel=initlabel, **kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1194, in addUdevDevice
device = self.addUdevDiskDevice(info)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1691, in populate
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 302, in reset
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 102, in storageInitialize
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/text.py", line 712, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 965, in <module>
NotImplementedError: Support for reading AIX disk labels is is not implemented yet.
That message is right out of libparted, which means support's going to need to get added there first and then anaconda should just magically deal with it. As a workaround, you can try putting a new disk label on your disk with parted before running anaconda.
I've talked with parted upstream about this and there are no plans to add support for AIX disk labels to parted.
Out of curiosity, what does RHEL 5.4 (PPC) use for disk partitioning during install? Because Fedora 11 (and 12) fail, but RHEL 5.4 properly recognizes disks.
RHEL-5.4 also uses an older version of parted, which maybe does not recognize the
AIX disklabel at all,
Could it be the disk has both a standard msdos partition tabel and an AIX one on it ?
I'm not sure what version of parted RHEL 5.4 (PPC) uses, but it works like a charm. And no, the disks don't have both an msdos label and AIX label. I just completed an install with RHEL 5.4 (with similar storage) and everything worked fine.
To get Fedora to install, I broke out of anaconda, used fdisk to format the disks and re-ran the installer. Once they had an MSDOS label they worked fine. Not sure if this'll impact how my VIO servers handle the disks though.