|Summary:||Upgrade 6.0>6.1 fails on Linux only system|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||lucb|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-29 16:18:15 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description lucb 1999-11-01 18:28:33 UTC
Hi, when doing an upgrade using the updated bootnet.img and updates.img, I still get a message that says the installer cannot find any existing Linux partitions. The only OS on this system is a RedHat 6.0 Workstation install. The last installer created the following partitions /dev/sda1 /boot /dev/sda5 / /dev/sda6 /swap Does this problem also occur with CD-ROM local upgrades? Please advise. Luc Bouchard
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-02 16:38:59 UTC
Run fdisk on the sda drive and check out what type of partition the extended partition is (will probably be either type "5" or type "f") If it is indeed type "f" then change it to type "5" (it will not harm anything) and try the upgrade again. Reopen this bug if you are still having problems. ------- Additional Comments From 11/02/99 18:23 ------- Please reopen bug. The partition type on the extended partition is 85 (Linux extended). This would make sense since it was created by the RH6.0 installer on a virgin drive.
Comment 2 lucb 1999-11-03 16:01:59 UTC
Please reopen bug. The partition type on the extended partition is 85 (Linux extended). This would make sense since it was created by the RH6.0 installer on a virgin drive.
Comment 3 lucb 1999-11-08 16:54:59 UTC
Are there plans for a RH6.2 release in the near future? I may sit out the 6.1 release and wait if the timing is right. Although, the latest release of Gnome does not seem to be very stable on 6.0. Any comments would be helpfull.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-11-09 17:23:59 UTC
Please send me output from "fdisk -l /dev/sda" as well as a copy of your /etc/fstab file. I will then try and replicate the problem you are seeing in the lab.
Comment 5 lucb 1999-11-10 00:27:59 UTC
Item 1: [root@ptm /root]# fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 261 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 3 24066 83 Linux /dev/sda2 4 261 2072385 85 Linux extended /dev/sda5 4 252 2000061 83 Linux /dev/sda6 253 261 72261 82 Linux swap Item 2: /etc/fstab /dev/sda5 / ext2 defaults 1 1 /dev/sda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 /dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 noauto 0 0 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0 /dev/cdrom2 /mnt/cdrom2 iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 ren:/home /mnt/renhome nfs defaults 0 0
Comment 6 Jay Turner 1999-11-22 17:55:59 UTC
My recommendation is that you change the partition type of /dev/sda2 from type "85" to type "5" I think the linux extended partition is throwing off the 6.1 installer and that is why the installer is not able to see the existing linux installation.
Comment 7 lucb 1999-11-23 16:07:59 UTC
A few questions: 1) So I change the type to "5" then upgrade then change the type back to 85? 2) What is the impact of going from a Linux Extended Partition (85) to a Winbloze Extended Partition (5). My understanding is that I could blow away the contents of the partition. Is this correct. Let me know, thanks.
Comment 8 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 16:18:59 UTC
Yes, it could cause data loss, but there is a better solution. We should be putting out another updates image which will fix these problems you are seeing. Hold out for the errata and then it will not be an issue.
Comment 9 lucb 1999-11-29 16:29:59 UTC
Will do. What is the timeframe on the errata release?
Comment 10 lucb 1999-12-08 13:59:59 UTC
Don't worry about any further testing, I bought the media and re-installed from scratch on my local CD-ROM.