Bug 84655 - RH8 installer crashes using LVM
RH8 installer crashes using LVM
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-02-19 21:43 EST by Daniel Rubin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-13 15:40:35 EST
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one of the exception dumps (72.41 KB, text/plain)
2003-02-23 13:51 EST, Daniel Rubin
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another exception dump (46.50 KB, text/plain)
2003-02-23 13:52 EST, Daniel Rubin
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Description Daniel Rubin 2003-02-19 21:43:16 EST
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Description of problem:
The RH instller crashes in two different circumstances on my system that uses 3 hard drives, both seem to be related to a bug in 
 - putting a LVM volume on one disk, and a software raid using two other disks, or 
 - putting a LVM volume on one disk, and second LVM volumne that spans two other disks. 

Here's my configuration: Pentium 4 machine with 3 hard drives; one on one ide bus, and two on another ide bus. 
Here are the details for the two scenarios.

Scenario 1:
When I get to disk druid, I create these partitions on hda: /boot partition (150MB), /swap partition (2GB), and an LVM partition 
"Volume00" (using all remaining space on hda). Then I put three logical partitions on within Volume00. Next, I create a software raid 
partition on hde (whole disk) and a software raid paritition on hdf (whole disk), and tie these two together as /home in a software 
raid. The installer then fails later in the install process. If I try to re-run the installer, it *always* generates an exception when 
disk-druid starts (I can no longer get to the disk druid step in the installer). I get prompted to put in a disk to download the dump 
below). The only way I can recover from this is to use another program to wipe the disks clean.

Scenario 2:
When I get to disk druid step, I create the same partitions on hda as in Scenario 1 above, including the LVM volume.  I create an 
volume on hde that uses the whole disk, and an LVM volume on hdf that uses the whole disk. Then I create a logical volume that 
combines these two lvm volumes. When I get to the part of the part of the install script where it is just about to start installation, the 
installer crashes, and prompts me to put in a disk to capture the dump (see below)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
See description above.

Actual Results:  Installer crashes after creating an LVM partition on one disk, and a RAID volume that uses two other disks;
Installer also crashes after creating an LVM partition on one disk, and an LVM that uses two other disks.

Expected Results:  Should be able to create the parititions described above. Installer shouldn't crash.

Additional info:

I have two files containing dumps from these exceptions, but I see no way to upload these using this bugzilla webform.
Comment 1 Daniel Rubin 2003-02-23 13:51:46 EST
Created attachment 90296 [details]
one of the exception dumps

This is one of the exception dumps I describe in the bug report
Comment 2 Daniel Rubin 2003-02-23 13:52:51 EST
Created attachment 90297 [details]
another exception dump

This is the other exception dump I describe in my bug report
Comment 3 Daniel Rubin 2003-02-23 13:56:07 EST
I've uploaded the exceptions I describe in the bug report
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-13 15:40:35 EST
I could not reproduce these issues - vgscan is known to fail if fragments of
data on the disk appear to be LVM. It is not a robust program.

We have changed things to handle vgscan failing more gracefully and this should
address a problem like yours in the future.

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