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

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

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

Symptoms

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.

Impact

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.

Conditions

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

Workaround

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