Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 586607
anaconda unable to find a single storage device
Last modified: 2010-04-28 18:08:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to boot from anaconda "rescue" or for a "text installation"
(as graphics one does not work at all) using F13 images from 2010/04/27 anaconda claims that is unable to find any Linux partition and/or disk device on a system full of these and actually running various Fedora installations with one beeing rawhide. Moreover a free disk space on various LVM volumes does exist.
Curiously enough running blkid from anaconda shell (an ouput attached) does report assorted partitions and it was possible to mount from there "manually" all which I tried; only anaconda pretends that they are not there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda version 13.38 on x86_64
on all attempts
Test were run booting a test machine via PXE from a server with anaconda images.
Attached log files are from a "rescue" boot.
Created attachment 409624 [details]
an output of blkid run from anaconda shell
Created attachment 409627 [details]
anaconda.log from a "rescue" boot
Created attachment 409628 [details]
syslog from a "rescue" boot
Created attachment 409630 [details]
storage.log from a "rescue" boot
Created attachment 409631 [details]
program.log from a "rescue" boot
Loads of messages like this in your storage.log.
[2010-04-27 23:34:36,426] DEBUG: db entry /dev/.udev/db/\x2fdevices\x2fpci0000:00\x2f0000:00:08.0\x2fhost0\x2ftarget0:0:0\x2f0:0:0:0\x2fblock\x2fsda does not exist
[2010-04-27 23:34:36,427] DEBUG: db entry /dev/.udev/db/\x2fdevices\x2fpci0000:00\x2f0000:00:08.0\x2fhost0\x2ftarget0:0:0\x2f0:0:0:0\x2fblock\x2fsda\x2fsda1 does not exist
[2010-04-27 23:34:36,428] DEBUG: db entry /dev/.udev/db/\x2fdevices\x2fpci0000:00\x2f0000:00:08.0\x2fhost0\x2ftarget0:0:0\x2f0:0:0:0\x2fblock\x2fsda\x2fsda2 does not exist
[2010-04-27 23:34:36,428] DEBUG: db entry /dev/.udev/db/\x2fdevices\x2fpci0000:00\x2f0000:00:08.0\x2fhost0\x2ftarget0:0:0\x2f0:0:0:0\x2fblock\x2fsda\x2fsda3 does not exist
[2010-04-27 23:34:36,429] DEBUG: db entry /dev/.udev/db/\x2fdevices\x2fpci0000:00\x2f0000:00:08.0\x2fhost0\x2ftarget0:0:0\x2f0:0:0:0\x2fblock\x2fsda\x2fsda4 does not exist
(In reply to comment #6)
> Loads of messages like this in your storage.log.
Yes, I know. Only I do not know what to make of these.
what's the output (in the installer shell) of:
# udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/<insert name of device node>
for the sd* disks
The "db entry %s does not exist" message is not present in any recent F-13 install.img, it looks like you were using an F-13 stage1 (vmlinuz + initrd) with an F-12 (or old F-13) stage2 (install.img).
(In reply to comment #9)
> it looks like you were using an F-13 stage1 (vmlinuz + initrd)
> with an F-12 (or old F-13) stage2 (install.img).
You are right. My bad. This was wrong install.img and after correcting that indeed disk partitions were found.
Although on the first try anaconda got spooked by a typo in one of "noauto" fstab entries and refused to mount from there anything save a top level file system from an installation to be "rescued". That took me a bit by surprise. Following fstab edit the next attempt fared better.