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0000232AlmaLinux-8anacondapublic2022-05-05 20:53
Reporterrobbevl Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0000232: Anaconda can't mount XFS during kickstart installation
DescriptionWe have a kickstart file that works great with RHEL8 but fails while trying to use with AL8.

The installation starts but then Anaconda throws an error after formatting the xfs filesystems,
apparently the mount program doesn't know xfs:

DEBUG:blivet: XFS.setup: device: /dev/mapper/almalinux -root ; type: xfs ; status: False
INFO:program:Running... mount -t xfs -o defaults /dev/mapper/almalinux-root /mnt/sysimage
INFO:program:b"mount: /mnt/sysimage: unknown filesystem type 'xfs'."
DEBUG:program:Return code: 32
INFO:anaconda.threading:Thread Failed: AnaTaskThread-MountFilesystemsTask -1 (139983618381568)

Relevant lines in ks.cfs:

ignoredisk --only-use=sda
clearpart --drives=sda --initlabel --disklabel=gpt
bootloader --append="crashkernel=auto" --location=mbr --boot-drive=sda
part /boot --fstype="xfs" --ondisk=sda --size=1024
part /boot/efi --fstype="efi" --ondisk=sda --size=600 --fsoptions="umask=0077,shortname=winnt"
part pv.1 --fstype="lvmpv" --ondisk=sda --size=5120 --grow
volgroup almalinux pv.1
logvol swap --fstype="swap" --recommended --name=swap --vgname=almalinux
logvol / --fstype="xfs" --size=8192 --name=root --vgname=almalinux
logvol /var --fstype="xfs" --percent=100 --name=var --vgname=almalinux

We're using the almalinux-8.5-x86_64-dvd.iso hosted on an NFS share as repo:
nfs --dir=/kickstart/iso/almalinux-8.5-x86_64-dvd.iso

We're booting from the dvd itself. We have a small iso that is bootable and has this line in grub,cfg:

linuxefi /isolinux/vmlinuz

This is working with the rhel8.5 dvd so I was surprised to see this error. XFS is supposed to be the default fs, are the xfs drivers not loaded when booting from DVD?
Steps To ReproduceAttempt kickstart installation while booting from almalinux-8.5-x86_64-dvd.iso and with almalinux-8.5-x86_64-dvd.iso as repo.
Tagsanaconda, installation, kickstart, not-a-bug, xfs



2022-05-05 20:52

reporter   ~0000558

Found the problem. It's not a bug, please close.

Anaconda was unable to load the xfs module (Required key not available).
This is caused by EFI secure boot (which needs modules to be signed), or rather, because I used my modified rhel8 iso as stage 1 boot device and attempted to point it at the Almalinux dvd for stage 2.
Apparently the difference was noticed, and as a result some modules (like xfs) did not load.
I created a modified Almalinux 8.5 bootable iso to load the ks and all works as expected now.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-05-05 10:23 robbevl New Issue
2022-05-05 10:25 robbevl Tag Attached: anaconda
2022-05-05 10:25 robbevl Tag Attached: xfs
2022-05-05 10:25 robbevl Tag Attached: installation
2022-05-05 10:25 robbevl Tag Attached: kickstart
2022-05-05 20:52 robbevl Note Added: 0000558
2022-05-05 20:53 robbevl Tag Attached: not-a-bug