|Summary:||installer upgrade doesn't recognize existing linux partitions|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||rzdroj|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-15 20:16:55 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description rzdroj 1999-12-03 19:13:27 UTC
Using 6.1 installer and booting from boot-RHEA-1999:044.img and updates-RHEA-1999:045.img on a Gateway GP6-450, the installer does not recognize any existing linux partitions when I try to upgrade. The partitions are recognized for a new install. This occurs when the existing system is either 6.0 or 6.1. The problem did not occur when installing on a Gateway Solo 9100 laptop.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-06 13:24:59 UTC
Please send me a copy of your /etc/fstab as well as output from "fdisk -l hd[a-h]" There are known bugs in the installer with being able to see into an Win98 extended partition (partition of type "f") The workaround is to change the partition to type "5" for the duration of the upgrade and then change it back after the upgrade is complete. We are also planning on releasing a new errata image here shortly which will include this as a fix. ------- Email Received From Ron Z <firstname.lastname@example.org> 12/06/99 13:52 -------
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 14:46:59 UTC
This problem is a result of the type 85 linux extended partition that you have. The installer is not able to see inside that partition, and hence is telling you that it cannot find anything to upgrade. This code should be in installer in the next release.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-15 20:16:59 UTC
Will be resolved in the next cut of the beta.