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Bug 6522 - upgrade fails with extended partitions and new boot disks
Summary: upgrade fails with extended partitions and new boot disks
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:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-30 02:58 UTC by tdyas
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-27 18:55:24 UTC

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Description tdyas 1999-10-30 02:58:10 UTC
With the 044 boot.img and the 045 update.img disks, the
installer still fails to recognize my Linux partitions which
are stored entirely within a Win98-style extended partition.
The particular error message was that it "could not find any
Linux partitions".

Here is my partition table:

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1582 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1       261   2096451    b  Win95
/dev/hda2           262      1582  10610932+   f  Win95
Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5           262       522   2096451    b  Win95
/dev/hda6           523       539    136521   83  Linux
/dev/hda7           540       556    136521   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda8           557       622    530113+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9           623       655    265041   83  Linux
/dev/hda10          656      1102   3590496   83  Linux
/dev/hda11         1103      1582   3855568+  83  Linux

Here is /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda6               /                       ext2
defaults        1 1
/dev/hda11              /home                   ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda9               /tmp                    ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda10              /usr                    ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda8               /var                    ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda7               swap                    swap
defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             ext2
noauto,user     0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660
noauto,ro,user  0 0
none                    /proc                   proc
defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/pts                devpts
gid=5,mode=620       0 0

Is the source for the version of the Python balkan module on
the 045 updates disk available? I'd like to test it out
manually to see what it reports.

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