Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 609686
Anaconda debug fail (MSDOS partition -> Software Raid)
Last modified: 2010-06-30 17:58:40 EDT
Description of problem:
I incorrectly filed #609651. In telling anaconda to install the boot loader on /dev/md0, both of those partitions got converted to a partition table (MSDOS) type.
When attempting to re-install, I now see sd[b-c]1 set as the MSDOS partition type. When clicking edit, then changing format as to software raid, anaconda throws an error message. Upon clicking debug it prints just:
-> raise DeviceError("cannot replace active format", self.name)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever comes with RHEL6 beta 2 that shipped today
Can you please attach the complete /tmp/anaconda-tb-* file to this bug report? There are several bugs with this same message, and it'd be helpful seeing the exact circumstances leading to it before knowing which is the dupe.
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Created attachment 428100 [details]
The dump from this error
FWIW, I've tried a few different options from the partition selection menu (clear all parts, manual, etc) all of them error out.
More details on this. The partition type being reported in anaconda does not match what fdisk reports:
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 146.8 GB, 146814976000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17849 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007d83f
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 64 512000 fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
Created attachment 428123 [details]
plaintext exception report
This was fixed in anaconda-13.21.24 (bug 570474) and then more completely/correctly in anaconda-13.21.50-1 (bug 593637).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 570474 ***