f18: how to install into a LVM partitions (or RAID)

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Oct 19 06:15:23 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 23:12 -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> On 10/18/2012 05:02 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I'm not sure what 'indication' you're expecting, exactly. AIUI, existing
> > RAID arrays and VGs should just show up in the list of existing
> > filesystems on the left-hand side of the custom partitioning screen. (In
> > a recent enough Beta TC, of course, Alpha is ancient stuff now). If they
> > don't, that's a bug. Do you have a case where they don't? If so, it
> > should just be reported as a bug.
> > 
> They didn't the last time I checked, which I believe was beta TC2.
> Just checked again in a test VM and I don't see any way to use the free
> space in the existing VG.  (vgdisplay reports 7.74 GiB free of 19.48
> GiB.)
> On the left hand side, I see:
> - New Fedora 18-Beta-TC2
>   Installation
>     You haven't created any mount points for your
>     Fedora 18-Beta-TC2 installation yet:
>     Click here to create them automatically
>     Or, create new mount points below with the '+'
>     icon.
> - CentOS Linux 6.3 for x86_64
>   DATA
>     Root            7.92 GB
>     /
>     Swap          4.09 GB
> - Unknown
>     Unknown         19.97 GB
>     Unknown            498 MB
>     Unknown          19.97 GB
> When I attempt to add a 6GB "mount point" for /, I get a "not enough
> free space on disks" error.
> So how's it supposed to work?

So it looks like the / and swap partitions of the CentOS 6.3 install are
inside the VG, and there's ~8GB of space left inside the 20GB VG, but
we're not recognizing that space. The fact that the VG simply shows up
as 'Unknown' is probably wrong too.

So I'm not sure how the UI is actually supposed to present this, but
it's clearly not what we really want to happen :) Can you file a bug
against anaconda with the info from this mail (maybe a screenshot)? The
anaconda folks will be able to take a look at it. Thanks.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora

More information about the devel mailing list