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Bug#404987: installation-reports: minor error when configuring LVM



Hello Frans!

On Sat, 30 Dec 2006 02:00:23 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Saturday 30 December 2006 01:11, Luca Capello wrote:
>> All went smoothly until the hard disk partitioning step:
[...]
> I'm afraid we cannot do all that much about this if you cannot give
> a more precise description of what you steps preceded the error and
> what the exact error message was.

I was aware of this and I can understand.  But when I installed the
system I was too lazy to just note everything down.  Anyway...

> So, unless you want to try to reproduce this, I'd suggest we drop
> it.

Well, I could reproduce the error with just another install on the
same system (as the system was almost a stock Debian Etch, I
re-installed it).  The problem is when I load the 'lvmcfg' module,
which I cannot find in a network [1] or full-CD [2] installation, thus
I couldn't reproduce the error on qemu.

> We'll keep an eye out for other reports (I do have an idea what it
> could have been, but that's a very wild guess with the available
> now.

Here the steps necessary to reproduce the error:

  1) netboot
  2) load the 'lvmcfg' module
  3) create a primary /boot partition
  4) create an LVM partition (but don't configure it)
  5) finish partitioning and write changes to the disk
  6) first error: "No root filesystem is defined.  Please correct this
     from the partitioning menu."
  7) go back to the partition step
  8) configure the LVM: one virtual group and two logical volumes
  9) same as 5)
 10) same error as at 6), thus continue as at 7)
 11) configure the new partitions (/ and swap)
 12) same as 5)
 13) chose the next step "Configure the LVM"
 14) error: "An installation step failed.  You can try to run the
     failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something
     else.  The failing step is 'Configure the LVM'."

> From your lspci output:
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350
> AS  
> [Radeon 9550] [1002:4153]
> 01:00.1 Display controller [0380]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 ??
> [Radeon 9550] (Secondary) [1002:4173]
>
> Hmm. The program responsible for X11-driver detection has the lines
> below for your hardware, so the only way I can explain that is if
> you are using the secondary channel. Can you confirm that?
>
> 10024153  video   Server:XFree86(ati)  RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
> 10024173  video   unknown              RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
> (Secondary)

Actually, the display is attached to the VGA plug (the second one is a
DVI one), so I guess it should use the primary channel.

Attached the two Xorg.0.log (ati and vesa), in case you need them.

> Reassigning to discover-data for this issue.

Maybe should we clone the bug for the lvmcfg issue?

BTW, as a side note, I'm leaving my parents' lately this morning, thus
I won't be able to perform more tests on the system, at least before a
month or two.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

Footnotes: 
[1] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
[2] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso

Attachment: Xorg.0.log.ati.gz
Description: Xorg.0.log (ati driver)

Attachment: Xorg.0.log.vesa.gz
Description: Xorg.0.log (vesa driver)

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