Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 705597
Installer in FC15 RC3 and Beta crash after selection "Basic Storage Devices"
Last modified: 2011-05-18 17:48:49 EDT
Description of problem:
The installer (anaconda) crashes in Fedora 15 Beta and RC3 after selecting "Basic Storage Devices", click next, and displaying "Examining storage devices".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Installer
2. Select Language (U.S English) , NEXT
3. Select "Basic Storage Devices", NEXT
4. You will see "Examining storage devices", and then it will crash.
It just closes the installer and the mouse stays as if it was looking for something.
Proceed to next section that allows me to select custom partition layout.
The installer does not crash if you have an empty partition so it seems to be a problem with it reading LVM volumes.
My partition configuration is as follows:
/dev/sda1 /boot ext4 (for kernel to find LVM volumes)
inside LVM - system:
/dev/system/swap - 2gb swap
/dev/system/root - 10gb ext4
/dev/system/var - 10gb reiserfs
/dev/system/home - rest of disk (200gb) ex4
It's also not a problem with a mix of ext4 and reiserfs volumes because the installer also crashed in Fedora 15 Beta when I was using just ext4 volumes.
Fedora 15 Beta
Fedora 15 RC3
If any additional information is needed, please ask.
Please attach the following files so we can see why this isn't working for you. (It is working for most people.):
Created attachment 499489 [details]
Anaconda log file
Created attachment 499490 [details]
Program log file
Created attachment 499491 [details]
Storage log file
Created attachment 499492 [details]
Messages file in /var/log/
I have attached the files you requested.
I have been doing some further testing and I tested out the RC3 in VirtualBox. I created a few lvm partitions prior to booting the installer and tried to run the Fedora installer. In the virtual machine the installer worked and found all the LVMs. So I'm not assuming that the problem isn't that the partitions have LVM volumes but it's something else. From the logs, it seems that there is come configuration missing.
It looks like the removable USB drive contains a UDF filesystem which is causing parted to completely crash anaconda. Would it defeat the purpose of your install to remove it during installation?
I'd be curious to see the output of the command 'parted -l' run with the drive still present.
Created attachment 499699 [details]
parted -l output
Hmm, the usb is required because I'm installing Fedora via USB (created with Live USB Creator). So on /dev/sdb1 (the usb partition in my comp) is the only partition on the usb and it's W95-FAT32.
Attached is the output of `parted -l`.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 704669 ***