Bug 744196 - Traceback when writing partitioning on DASD drive
Summary: Traceback when writing partitioning on DASD drive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 16
Hardware: s390x
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ZedoraTracker
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Reported: 2011-10-07 12:44 UTC by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2013-02-13 08:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 08:34:28 UTC
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Description Jan Stodola 2011-10-07 12:44:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to install F16 for s390x, anaconda throws a traceback:

anaconda 16.18 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/devices.py", line 793, in create
    raise DeviceCreateError(str(e), self.name)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 241, in execute
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 316, in processActions
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 384, in doIt
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/packages.py", line 122, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/dispatch.py", line 373, in dispatch
    self.dir = self.steps[self.step].target(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/dispatch.py", line 241, in go_forward
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/gui.py", line 1203, in nextClicked
DeviceCreateError: ('lvcreate failed for vg_rtt6/lv_boot:   Volume group "vg_rtt6" not found\n', 'vg_rtt6-lv_boot')

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. before the installation, run "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/dasdb bs=1M count=100"
2. start the installation, use VNC mode when asked
3. in the storage filtering UI, select the drive you cleared in step 1
4. "The storage device below may contain data." will be shown by anaconda - select "Yes, discard any data"
5. continue with default values
6. click on "Write Changes to Disk" button when asked
Actual results:
traceback when writing changes to disk

Expected results:
partitioning successfully written to disk

Additional info:
Cannot reproduce without running dd before the installation

Comment 2 Jan Stodola 2011-10-07 12:56:08 UTC
parted cannot recognize disk label after throwing the traceback:

-bash-4.2# parted /dev/dasdb print
Error: /dev/dasdb: unrecognised disk label                                
Model: IBM S390 DASD drive (dasd)
Disk /dev/dasdb: 9847MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: unknown

Anaconda is creating msdos disklabel on DASD device - it doesn't seem to be correct...
08:20:38,505 INFO storage: executing action: [3] Create Format msdos disklabel on dasd dasdb (id 8)
08:20:38,507 DEBUG storage:             DASDDevice.setup: dasdb ; status: True ; controllable: True ; orig: False ;
08:20:38,508 DEBUG storage:             DiskLabel.create: device: /dev/dasdb ; status: False ; type: disklabel ;
08:20:38,510 DEBUG storage:              DiskLabel.create: device: /dev/dasdb ; status: False ; type: disklabel ;
08:20:38,512 DEBUG storage:              DiskLabel.commit: device: /dev/dasdb ; numparts: 0 ;
08:20:38,808 DEBUG storage:             DASDDevice.updateSysfsPath: dasdb ; status: True ;
08:20:38,808 DEBUG storage: dasdb sysfsPath set to /devices/css0/0.0.0012/0.0.3160/block/dasdb

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