|Summary:||Can't find previous RedHat install (6.0)|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Steve Tate <stephenrtate>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-10-20 16:38:42 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Steve Tate 1999-10-04 23:12:01 UTC
I tried to do an upgrade to 6.1, and while I have a fairly straightforward RedHat 6.0 installation, the partition setup is a little funky -- my root partition is /dev/hda7, and when it gets to the part where it looks for the previous RedHat installation it gives an error message about mounting /dev/hdd1 (which is actually half of a RAID-0 setup), and then bombs out with some python exceptions. If there was a way I could *tell* it where the old installation was, all would be cool, but I don't see any way to do that...
Comment 2 Steve Tate 1999-10-05 20:16:59 UTC
I have a workaround for this now, but it's a bit ugly because there are in fact TWO problems! First, when looking for the previous install, anaconda tries to mount anything that is labeled as a ext2 partition --- and if the mount fails the exception stops the install cold. That seems like a huge overreaction to me -- if the mount fails, you should just ignore the partition. With my RAID-0 striping, it failed the mount, but that's not a big deal -- that's obviously not my root partition, so it should just ignore it and go on. The work-around: relabel (temporarily) all such partitions as something obscure (I used "amoeba") so they are ignored. Unfortunately, that didn't fix my problem because there is a second problem caused by a bug in the anaconda code. In particular, there's a case statement where a "break" is missing, so NTFS partitions are mistakenly identified as ext2 partitions! So the mount once again fails, and the exception stops the upgrade. I'll send a patch that fixes this, but for now the workaround is the same as before: temporarily relabel the NTFS partition(s) to something other than NTFS or ext2, and then try again...
Comment 3 nd 1999-10-05 21:30:59 UTC
See also <a href="http://developer.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi? id=5555&BUGLIST=5555">bug #5555</a> for more info on this. It appears to affect all systems with existing NTFS *AND* HPFS (OS/2) partitions. This is probably because (I think) NTFS and HPFS utilize the same partition ID type.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 16:38:59 UTC
Discarding as bug contains information also found in #5555 and #5511; see those bugs for more information