Bug 885004 - DeviceCreateError: ("Can't have overlapping partitions.", 'vda1')
Summary: DeviceCreateError: ("Can't have overlapping partitions.", 'vda1')
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lehman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F18Blocker, F18FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-07 09:13 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2012-12-15 03:16 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-12-15 03:16:36 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Kamil Páral 2012-12-07 09:13:07 UTC
Description of problem:
This is a fork of bug 870586, see bug 870586 comment 45.

anaconda 18.36 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/devices.py", line 787, 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 323, in processActions
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 336, in doIt
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 174, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/install.py", line 114, in doInstall
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/threading.py", line 504, in run
    self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 91, in run
    threading.Thread.run(self, *args, **kwargs)
DeviceCreateError: ("Can't have overlapping partitions.", 'vda1')

anaconda-tb is in attachment 658701 [details].

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 18.36

How reproducible:
probably always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. I had an existing F18 installation on that disk, standard partitions only.
2. I went to manual partitioning.
3. I re-used the existing swap partition in the new layout (by checking "reformat" and "apply").
4. I re-used the existing root partition in the new layout, but I downsized it and mounted it as /home.
5. I deleted the existing /boot from the old system.
6. I created a new / using all the remaining space. I switched it from LVM to a standard partition.
7. Partitioning screen closed OK, but the installation blowed up shortly after Begin Installation.

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-12-07 09:13:42 UTC
This is a quite standard scenario, proposing as blocker.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-12-08 01:45:45 UTC
anaconda-18.37-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-12-08 22:13:16 UTC
Package anaconda-18.37-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-18.37-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2012-12-10 09:39:32 UTC
Verified in anaconda 18.37.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-12-15 03:16:38 UTC
anaconda-18.37.2-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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