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Bug 5912 - Installer crash on FTP upgrade
Summary: Installer crash on FTP upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-13 18:19 UTC by john.dean
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 18:16:50 UTC

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Description john.dean 1999-10-13 18:19:17 UTC
On attempting an FTP upgrade from RH6.0 installed on /dev/
hdb1, the installer seems to try to mount /dev/hda1 as root
and fails (of course).

The error occurrs at the "Searching for RedHat Linux
installations" window and reads as follows:

Error mounting ext2 filesystem on
hda1: invalid argument

Clicking OK brings up an exception occurred window that
contains the following text

"/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/tex", line 222, in __call__
	parts = todo.upgradeFindRoot()
"/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/tod", line 1130, in upgradeFindRoot
"/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/isy", line 8, in umount
	return _isys.umount(what)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid Argument')

On selecting OK the installer then exits abnormally and the
system halts.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:03:59 UTC
Please send me a copy of your fstab as well as output from fdisk.
There are a couple of issues we are familiar with that affect the
installer, so seeing these files will help troubleshoot the problem.

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