Bug ID 642703: Formatting installation using software v12.1.2 or v13.0.0 fails for i5000, i7000, i10000, i11000, i12000 platforms.

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:
13.1.0, 12.1.3

Opened: Feb 01, 2017
Severity: 1-Blocking


Installation from external media (PXE or USB) fails with error: error: status 768 returned by command: /sbin/lvcreate -L -4719088K -n dat.share vg-db-cpmirror info: >++++ result: info: Negative size is invalid info: Run `lvcreate --help' for more information. info: >---- error: MultiVolume_add cpmirror.dat.share failed.


System is non-functional. It will not work at all, until an 'installation from external media' is performed. There is no software on the system because the operation failed during the early stages of a formatting installation.


-- i5000, i7000, i10000, i11000, and i12000 platforms. -- Installation from external media (PXE or USB). -- Running software v12.1.2 or v13.0.0.


Use an earlier version for the formatting installation, such as 12.1.1, and then upgrade to the target version.

Fix Information

The error no longer occurs; the formatting installation succeeds.

Behavior Change