Bug 560017 - DeviceFormatError: format has not been created
Summary: DeviceFormatError: format has not been created
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lehman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: anaconda_trace_hash:ab457b2fdfac0f4f6...
Depends On:
Blocks: F13Alpha, F13AlphaBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-01-29 16:41 UTC by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 06:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.25-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-02-10 21:04:00 UTC

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Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (359.55 KB, text/plain)
2010-01-29 16:41 UTC, James Laska
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Description James Laska 2010-01-29 16:41:44 UTC
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 13.23 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/disklabel.py", line 194, in setup
    raise DeviceFormatError("format has not been created")
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 611, in setup
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 1266, in create
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 203, in execute
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 670, in processActions
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 287, in doIt
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 109, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 126, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1308, in nextClicked
DeviceFormatError: format has not been created

Comment 1 James Laska 2010-01-29 16:41:53 UTC
Created attachment 387599 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.

Comment 2 James Laska 2010-01-29 16:52:17 UTC
= Steps to reproduce =

1. Perform a default install on a system with 4 disks (virt in this case)
2. After install ... wipe out the start of each disk

for DISK in sda sdb sdc sdd;
  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/$DISK bs=1024 count=1024

3. Initiate a new install on the same system with the same disks
4. Select 'Basic Storage'
5. Choose 'Replace linux partitions'
6. Manually delete all logical volumes and physical volumes
7. Attempt to partition using swap, /boot (ext4) and / (ext4)

Comment 3 David Lehman 2010-02-04 03:05:56 UTC
I was able to reproduce by just doing "Use all disk space" or similar with four uninitialized disks. It was a typo in the action sorting that tried to push "create partition" actions before "create disklabel" actions, which is obviously problematic.

Fixed in anaconda-13.25-1.

Comment 4 James Laska 2010-02-10 20:58:08 UTC
Attempting to verify this against anaconda-13.25, I stumbled on bug#563677.

Comment 5 James Laska 2010-02-10 21:04:00 UTC
Retested procedure in comment#2 against anaconda-13.25.  THis bug has been fixed.

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