Bug 70136 - RFE: Have Anaconda handle Physical Volume Groups on raw block devices
Summary: RFE: Have Anaconda handle Physical Volume Groups on raw block devices
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: limbo
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2002-07-30 17:50 UTC by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-30 19:21:39 UTC
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-30 17:50:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
While using Limbo beta1 I setup hdg and hgh raw as a Physical Volume Group
called vg and then setup a Logical Volume Group called data. So the combination
of hdg and hdh became /dev/vg/data. I formated it with ext3 and it became a nice
55gb filesystem. I had recompiled my kernel to have LVM support compiled in. I
also added a fstab entry for /dev/vg/data to be mounted to /mnt/data. Upon
reboot the Physical Volume Group vg was activated and /dev/vg/data was mounted.
Then Limbo beta2 came out and I backed up files to /home and rebooted to install
Limbo beta2 fresh. I didn't want to format /home or /dev/vg/data. When I got to
Disk Druid if I selected the Logical Volume Group data and then tried to hit
edit I got a error message, "Not enough physical volumes".I also was told by the
installer when entering Disk Druid that hdg and hdh weren't initialized and
asked if I wanted to initialize them, I answered no to each. If I tried to
ignore LVM and set mount points for the other partitions I got an error message
about not enough space and then the installer crashed. I tried both the
graphical and text installer multiple times and each time it crashed the same
way. Finally I shut the machine down and unplugged those drives. Then I went
booted back into anaconda and it installed just fine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a Physical Volume Group with raw drives
2. Boot off cd and start anaconda
3. Try to configure mount points for partitions in Disk Druid.

Actual Results:  Installer crashes

Expected Results:  Installer to allow the user to set mount points and continue
on with the install

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-30 19:21:34 UTC
This will have to be handled in a future release.

Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-30 19:40:35 UTC
I understand this could be support in a future release, but I feel the installer
should at least let you ignore the LVM Volume Groups and not crash.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-30 20:06:41 UTC
The crash about not enough space is a different bug (don't remember the bug id
offhand) that I'm just about to commit a fix for

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