Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 882447
Partitioning is very confusing, impossible with LVM
Last modified: 2012-12-03 13:15:01 EST
Description of problem:
I'm an LVM person... I love it. In fact, I love it this much:
$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.4
Partition table scan:
BSD: not present
APM: not present
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
Disk /dev/sda: 117231408 sectors, 55.9 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): F5E0B5A8-ED64-4D64-916A-0EAC9D965641
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 117231374
Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
Total free space is 2014 sectors (1007.0 KiB)
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 2048 411647 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System
2 411648 413695 1024.0 KiB EF02 BIOS boot partition
3 413696 117231374 55.7 GiB 8E00 Linux LVM
This works really well for Fedora 17. However, I'm having troubles adding a Logical Volume with the new F18 installer. It literally won't let me. First off, when I say "Don't need help, let me partition by myself", why do I still need to click a "reclaim" button? At that point, I'm not reclaiming anything, I'm working with the *existing* partitioning / LVM layout.
Once I get to that screen though, I can't add a Logical Volume whatsoever. Yes, I could add a partition by clicking on the "+" button, but it says "No Space" when I do so.
So how exactly do I get Fedora 18 installed? I've got LVM space, but the installer refuses to acknowledge it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F18 x86_64 Beta, installer booted in non-UEFI mode
What do you have installed in that LVM space to begin with, and do you want to keep it or not?
I have a few different root filesystems, from Fedora 17, 16, etc.
Also have a swap LV, and a /home LV. I want to keep it all.
That said, I have plenty of space left for another LV to be created to be the root fs of the F18 install.
Where is the dialogue to create such a volume that works with LVM? I've been using Fedora all the way back to the time when it was called "Red Hat Linux 3.0.3" :-) ... but I can't figure out how to install Fedora 18 Beta with it's new anaconda logic.
Patches to do this didn't make the beta, but they are on master.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 860677 ***