Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 646053
F14 Install failed. Error processing drive
Last modified: 2011-12-03 21:46:03 EST
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Picture of error message
Description of problem:
Booting from the Fedora 14 install DVD, the installer is unable to read my LVM setup, complaining about one of the disk drives. However, I don't see anything wrong with them. The only way forward is to reinitialize the drive and destroy all data, which is not acceptable.
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output of vgdisplay -v
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Output of fdisk -l
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We use parted for all partition-table operations. Please run 'parted -l' and attach the output to this bug report.
(In reply to comment #6)
> We use parted for all partition-table operations. Please run 'parted -l' and
> attach the output to this bug report.
Ok, I can do this as soon as I get home tonight, about 6PM Pacific time.
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The output of "parted -l"
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> The output of "parted -l"
The parted output supplied doesn't show /dev/sdd . However I do see a message indicating ...
No Implementation: Partition 3 isn't aligned to cylinder boundaries. This is still unsupported.
I suspect that's complaining about /dev/sdd3 not being properly aligned?
Grr....I don't recall how the partition table for this disk got into this state, but it seems lame that the OS can recognize and mount it just fine but parted and anaconda won't scan it, especially since parted specifically allows you to create partitions that are not aligned on cylinder boundaries.
" -a, --align=[none|cyl|min|opt] alignment for new partitions"
Alignment to cylinder boundaries is not a real requirement of parted, anaconda, or the OS. In fact, anaconda does not make any effort at all to create cylinder-aligned partitions.
Perhaps we can learn a little more if you run this:
parted /dev/sdd print
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The output of "parted /dev/sdd print"
Nothing new in "parted /dev/sdd print".
The classic "fdisk -l /dev/sdd produces" more informational output (see fdisk -l attachment).
Here is "sfdisk -l /dev/sdd":
Disk /dev/sdd: 91201 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0
Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 0+ 64 65- 522081 83 Linux
/dev/sdd2 65 326 262 2104515 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdd3 327 91200 90874 729945405 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sdd4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
The empty "sdd4" partition looks interesting. I have no idea how it got there.
It looks like parted thinks your /dev/sdd is pc98 for some reason. Could you make a copy of the MBR (dd if=/dev/sda of=sdd.mbr.bin bs=512 count=1) and attach it here?
Just to be clear:
dd if=/dev/sdd of=sdd.mbr.bin bs=512 count=1
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contents of mbr
Thanks. Looks like I need the next sector as well, when it falls into the pc98 test it also checks for what it thinks are pc98 partitions in sector 2.
dd if=/dev/sdd of=sdd.mbr.bin bs=512 count=2
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MBR plus additional sector
Update: I reproduced this with F15 Final RC3 this morning.
"dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdj bs=512 count=8" can resolve this temporarily.
Still a problem on the F16 Alpha
I'm probably going to repartition this drive soon, which means I'll no longer be able to reproduce the bug. If you want me to gather any debug info before doing that, please let me know.
I haven't changed anything related to pc98 detection yet so that isn't a surprise. I think I've got everything I need, thanks!
Could you give this build a try? It should install fine on f16.
parted-3.0-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Verified: parted-3.0-3.fc16 is able to read my drive with no trouble.
parted-2.3-11.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
parted-2.3-5.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing parted-2.3-5.fc14'
as soon as you are able to.
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parted-3.0-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
parted-2.3-5.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
parted-2.3-11.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.