Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 884701
regression: F18 anaconda defaults to VG name "fedora" instead of "vg_<hostname>"
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:54:28 EST
Description of problem:
F18 anaconda uses "fedora" as the volume group name. This is
a regression to the bad old days of "VolGroup00". The reason
this was changed to use something unique(-ish) like vg_<hostname>
was so that you wouldn't end up with multiple virtual machines
on a single host all having the same volume group name (which
causes problems with LVM).
(Obviously people should use libguestfs to solve this, but
for some reason people don't do that ...)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18 beta.
The original bug was:
"lvm volume group names are too generic"
The fix was:
The new code is quite different (see pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py:
newVG) and appears to try to use the hostname, but presumably
that's failing because the hostname is never set at this
point? (In fact, Anaconda never asked me for the hostname when
I installed the OS -- I had to set it myself manually afterwards).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 870921 ***
Reopen so I can check this has really been fixed when
the dependent bug is fixed.
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