|Summary:||RHEA-1999:044 failure in OS/2 Windows98 DOS Linux system|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||menasian|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-09 15:27:25 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description menasian 1999-11-08 14:03:02 UTC
The starting point is a fully operational RH 5.1, OS/2 Warp 3, Windows 98 and DOS system setup according to the published HOWTO. RH6.1 product was purchased for an upgrade to a more recent kernel. The following occurred in order. 1) Upgrade "from the box" failed recognizing the hda6 partition (HPFS) in "plain vanilla" and "text" modes. boot: boot: text 2) Accessed the RH support area and downloaded new boot disk image (boot-RHEA-1999_044.img) and update (updates-RHEA-1999_045.img). Made the floppys and retried the installation procedure with a 1999_044 boot. This time, the install failed accessing the cdrom (the CDROM started to spin but the install hung at this point). Retried the install with the following boot options: boot: linux updates cdrom=hdc text boot: linux cdrom=hdc updates text in both of the above cases, the CDROM drive still is not recognized. When the following options are used: boot: linux update cdrom=hdc text the CDROM is recognized but the upgrade fails as originally Error mounting ext2 filesystem on hda6: Invalid argument Traceback File "usr/bin/anaconda", line 225 in ? intf.run(todo, test = test) File "../../../RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run rc=apply (step(), step) File "../../../Redhat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5.site-packages/text.py", line 222, in __call__ parts=toto.upgradeFindRoot () File "../../../RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 1130, in upgradeFindRoot isys.umount('/mnt/sysimage') File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/isys.py", line 8, in umount return _isys.umount(what) SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument') Note that it has NEVER before been necessary to use the hdc=cdrom option on this system. The cdrom (Secondary master) is a relatively modern EIDE drive (Newcom 32x). The rest of entire system is also hardware up to date.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-09 15:27:59 UTC
There is a race condition when using the updated images which causes the problem you are seeing with the cdrom drive. What you will want to do is the following. Boot from the new boot disk with the "linux updates" boot parameter and then when the installer prompts you to insert the cdrom, put it in the drive and you will be off and running. Reopen this bug if you are still having problems getting the installer to recognize your HPFS partitions.