Installation on ppc64le stuck when trying to setup LVM

Bug #1702792 reported by Guilherme Tiaki Sato on 2017-07-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Ubuntu-power-systems project
Medium
Unassigned
debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Medium
Canonical Foundations Team

Bug Description

I’am using Ubuntu 16.04 Netboot installer.

During the disk partitioning:

I have two disks, create an empty partition table on both and set both to be used entirely as physical volume for LVM.

Select "Configure the Logical Volume Manager".
Create a volume group using the two disks.
Create two logical volumes: one 8MB and the other using the rest of the space.
Finish configuring LVM.

Set the first logical volume "Use as" to "Use the partition as a PowerPC PReP boot partition".

This is followed by an error screen (attached).

After this I get stuck in the partitioning and can no longer continue the installation or change the partitioning.

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Breno Leitão (breno-leitao) wrote :

Hello Guilherme, could you please attach the installation logs? You can do it by exiting to shell, at d-i, and grabbing the logs at /var/log.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team)
Manoj Iyer (manjo) on 2017-07-28
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team) → Ubuntu on IBM Power Systems Bug Triage (ubuntu-power-triage)
Changed in ubuntu-power-systems:
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This is certainly a bug, but it is user error to configure an LVM volume as the prep partition; the prep partition must be a disk partition visible from firmware.

I believe this bug does not occur when using guided partitioning.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu on IBM Power Systems Bug Triage (ubuntu-power-triage) → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubuntu-power-systems:
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → nobody

Yes, you're right. It works fine when using guided partitioning.

Manoj Iyer (manjo) on 2017-08-14
tags: added: triage-g
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-power-systems:
status: New → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Medium

Steve Langasek said "This is certainly a bug". Why was the status changed to invalid?

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2017-08-20
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
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