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Bug 224088

Summary: lvcreate fails when installing into pre-existing volume group with insufficient free space
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Bryan Mason <nobody+bjmason>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Joel Andres Granados <jgranado>
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Version: 5.0CC: john.carrollgavula
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Description Bryan Mason 2007-01-24 00:24:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to install RHEL5-Beta2 into a system that already has RHEL5 installed.  I have free space in a volume group, so I want to create a new logical volume and install RHEL5 into that volume.  I've done this before with RHEL3 and RHEL4 with no problems.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installer.
2. Select manual partitioning.
3. Create new logical volume "LVM_LogVol01" in "VolGrp00" and set as root mount point.  Use existing /boot, and swap partitions.

Actual Results:
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 2312, in setupDevice
    raise SystemError, "lvcreate failed for %s" %(,)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1613, in createLogicalVolumes
    entry.device.setupDevice(chroot, vgdevice = vg)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 141, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 199, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 122, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 978, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 243, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1005, in handleRenderCallback
SystemError: lvcreate failed for LVM_LogVol01

Expected Results:
RHEL5 should have installed.

Additional info:
Will upload entire installation log shortly.

Comment 1 Bryan Mason 2007-01-24 00:31:09 UTC
Created attachment 146382 [details]
Installation log

Comment 2 Bryan Mason 2007-01-24 00:36:13 UTC
Created attachment 146383 [details]
Output of "vgdisplay -v" in RHEL4

Comment 3 Bryan Mason 2007-01-24 01:03:29 UTC
In the timeless words of Emily Litella, "never mind."

As it turns out, there wasn't enough space in the volume group to add a new
logical volume.  There was enough space in the physical volume, but through a
slightly unusual series of events (which I won't go through here), the volume
group was smaller than the physical volume.

size of physical volume    24 GB

  size of volume group     12 GB
- existing logical volume   8 GB
  free space in group       4 GB

I was trying to create a new 8 GB logical volume when there was only 4 GB of
free space in the volume group.  Once I increased the size of the volume group
to the size of the underlying physical volume, RHEL5 installs fine.

So I guess the real error was that anaconda didn't warn me that there wasn't
enough free space in the volume group.

(Emily Litella:

Comment 4 Joel Andres Granados 2008-04-18 16:10:53 UTC
*** Bug 431564 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Joel Andres Granados 2008-06-12 11:17:36 UTC
FYI, I duped them because the tracebacks where equal