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Bug 1056342 - Disk partitioning errors if /boot on lvmlv
Summary: Disk partitioning errors if /boot on lvmlv
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-22 02:06 UTC by Ian Mortimer
Modified: 2014-01-22 15:32 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-01-22 15:32:19 UTC

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Description Ian Mortimer 2014-01-22 02:06:40 UTC
Description of problem:
Configuring custom partitioning on an existing F18 system with / on an lvmlv gets the error:

/boot filesystem cannot be of type lvmlv 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Partition a system with / on an lvm and no separate /boot
2. Start on installation of Fedora 20
3. Select custom partitioning and use existing partitions

Actual results:
The installer reports:  Error checking storage configuration
On expansion it shows the error:  /boot filesystem cannot be of type lvmlv

Expected results:
The installation should proceed since it's a valid configuration.

Additional info:
This system was installed with Fedora 18 which did not complain about /boot on lvmlv.  I was able to install Fedora 20 using kickstart with the identical configuration which shows the configuration is valid.


Comment 1 Martin Kolman 2014-01-22 10:33:00 UTC
We have disabled support for having boot on lvmlv as of Fedora 20 due to the serious issues the tools we use for bootloader setup have with using an lvmlv for boot. 

I believe Dave Lehman can provide a more detailed answer, so I'm adding him to CC.

Comment 2 David Lehman 2014-01-22 15:32:19 UTC
/boot on lvm and btrfs have both been disabled due to issues with bootloader tools. What was allowed in the past is irrelevant. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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