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Bug 224635 - kickstart doesn't create LVM vol for swap
Summary: kickstart doesn't create LVM vol for swap
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-01-26 20:08 UTC by Doug Chapman
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-04 20:48:30 UTC

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Description Doug Chapman 2007-01-26 20:08:37 UTC
Description of problem:
During a kickstart install it complained the swap lvm volume doesn't exist:

     Error enabling swap device VolGroup00/LogVol01:
     No such file or directory

     This most likely means this swap partition has
     not been initialized.

     Press OK to reboot your system.

here is the partitioning secion of my kickstart file:

clearpart --all
part /boot/efi --fstype vfat --size=100 --ondisk=sda
part swap --size=2000 --grow --ondisk=sdb
part pv.30 --size=0 --grow --ondisk=sda
volgroup VolGroup00 --pesize=32768 pv.30
logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1024 --grow
logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=992 --grow

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1. kickstart install with partitioning scheme shown above
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Comment 1 Doug Chapman 2007-01-26 21:40:32 UTC
If I remove the /dev/sdb swap partition from my kickstart conf (the swap
partition that is not under lvm control) the install works.

learpart --all
part /boot/efi --fstype vfat --size=100 --ondisk=sda
# part swap --size=2000 --grow --ondisk=sdb
part pv.30 --size=0 --grow --ondisk=sda
volgroup VolGroup00 --pesize=32768 pv.30
logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1024 --grow
logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=992 --grow

Perhaps something is telling lvm to look at /dev/sdb?  

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-01-29 16:52:43 UTC
Are there any messages on tty1 or tty3?

Comment 3 Doug Chapman 2007-01-29 17:11:47 UTC
This was a serial console install so there wasn't any easy way to get at this. 
If I get caught back up with RHEL5 testing today I will reprodue and get more info.

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-01-29 20:31:06 UTC
/dev/VolGroup00/ is disappearing when the swap filesystems are being formatted,
I believe in swapFileSystem.labelDevice, in  Investigating...

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2007-01-29 20:53:49 UTC
Peter's fixes to on the rhel5 branch appears to fix this problem.
 He just needs to port those changes over to head.

2007-01-09  Peter Jones  <>

        * (DiskSet.openDevices):
        - Revert ksdata.clearpart["done"] patch
        - Move stuff to helper functions
        - only initialize disks once (#220021)
        - hopefully, make the code a little bit more readable

Comment 6 Doug Chapman 2007-04-23 18:53:48 UTC
FYI, this is still broken in the same manner.  I don't know if it was fixed and
then regressed since I have been out for the past 2 months.

I am currently using rawhide-20070419 on ia64 which includes:

Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2007-05-04 20:48:30 UTC
This should be fixed in the next build.  Our LVM device nodes were getting
removed due to overzealous use of lvm.vgdeactivate.

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