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Bug 1167959 - Anaconda on Server DVD put on the usb by livecd-iso-to-disk --efi hangs in hub due to "probing storage"
Summary: Anaconda on Server DVD put on the usb by livecd-iso-to-disk --efi hangs in hu...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-blivet
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brian Lane
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
: 1111722 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F21FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-11-25 17:38 UTC by Petr Schindler
Modified: 2016-06-13 12:17 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-21.48.21-1.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-12-05 03:26:45 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
updates.img (deleted)
2014-11-25 20:02 UTC, Brian Lane
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1111722 0 unspecified CLOSED hang at main menu, restoring hardware time and probing storage 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1111722

Description Petr Schindler 2014-11-25 17:38:16 UTC
Description of problem:
I put server dvd on to usb using livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --efi /home/pschindl/Fedora/Fedora-Server-DVD-x86_64-21_TC4.iso /dev/sdb

When I boot to anaconda, I can see Probing storage in Installation source and Installation destination.

On the end of program.log of anaconda there is 'running... dosfsck /dev/sdc1'
When I run dosfsck /dev/sdc1 I got this output:
0x41: Dirty bit is set. Fs was not properly unmounted and some data may be corrupt.

/dev/sdc is usb with installation dvd.

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

How reproducible:
Always on UEFI. Tested on two workstations and with two usbs

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brian Lane 2014-11-25 18:55:54 UTC
What happens if you run sync after litd is done? What if you run dosfsck on it before removing it?

Comment 2 Brian Lane 2014-11-25 19:46:31 UTC
Actually, I can reproduce this here. It looks like dosfsck doesn't deal well with GPT maybe? The actual problem is that this is a side-effect of blivet running fsck before getting disk minimum size info for everything -- it gets stuck and needs to run in non-interactive mode.

Comment 3 Brian Lane 2014-11-25 20:02:02 UTC
Created attachment 961362 [details]

Give this updates.img a try.

Comment 4 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2014-11-25 21:50:54 UTC
Proposed as a Blocker for 21-final by Fedora user bcl using the blocker tracking app because:

 UEFI Installation from a USB using a vfat filesystem should succeed. Without the fix for this it will hang waiting for user input to dosfsck.

Comment 5 Brian Lane 2014-11-25 22:12:56 UTC
blivet master commit 95cbfcb069

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2014-11-25 22:15:41 UTC
The Alpha criteria has this little bit in "Installation Requirements":

"Except where otherwise specified, each of these requirements applies to all supported configurations described above. These requirements do not apply to images which do not use the installer. "

which probably should be read as applying to Beta and Final too (and I should add it in there). Thus this violates pretty much all the Installer Requirements for a UEFI install from a livecd-iso-to-disk-written stick, which is a 'supported configuration' from Beta onwards due to this Beta "Initialization requirements" criterion:

"All release-blocking images must boot in their supported configurations.

Supported media types

Release-blocking live and dedicated installer images must boot when written to optical media of an appropriate size (if applicable) and when written to a USB stick with any of the officially supported methods."

combined with this bit from the matching Alpha criterion:

"Supported firmware types

Release-blocking images must boot from all system firmware types that are commonly found on the primary architectures."

Comment 7 Scott Suehle 2014-11-26 19:56:44 UTC
Discussed at today's blocker review meeting [1]. Accepted as a blocker. This bug is a clear violation of several criteria, namely: All release-blocking images must boot in their supported configurations. Fix committed above.


Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-11-26 20:47:17 UTC
anaconda-21.48.17-1.fc21, python-blivet-0.61.11-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.,anaconda-21.48.17-1.fc21

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2014-11-27 19:29:03 UTC
Package anaconda-21.48.17-1.fc21, python-blivet-0.61.11-1.fc21, pyparted-3.10.2-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-21.48.17-1.fc21 python-blivet-0.61.11-1.fc21 pyparted-3.10.2-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:,python-blivet-0.61.11-1.fc21,anaconda-21.48.17-1.fc21
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2014-11-29 20:59:26 UTC
Package pyparted-3.10.2-1.fc21, python-blivet-0.61.12-1.fc21, anaconda-21.48.18-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing pyparted-3.10.2-1.fc21 python-blivet-0.61.12-1.fc21 anaconda-21.48.18-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:,python-blivet-0.61.12-1.fc21,anaconda-21.48.18-1.fc21
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 11 Kamil Páral 2014-12-01 12:38:40 UTC
I have created a flash drive from RC1, and it seems to work correctly for me, the installation destination has finished disk probing correctly. But I can't test starting the actual installation at the moment, so waiting for pschindl's confirmation as well.

Comment 12 Petr Schindler 2014-12-01 12:41:48 UTC
This bug is fixed in RC1. Tested on machine where I saw problem before.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2014-12-05 03:26:45 UTC
anaconda-21.48.21-1.fc21, python-blivet-0.61.13-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Kamil Dudka 2016-06-13 12:17:59 UTC
*** Bug 1111722 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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