Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.
Bug 7742 - Upgrade 6.0->6.1 fails, if there are partitions without file system
Summary: Upgrade 6.0->6.1 fails, if there are partitions without file system
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: 1999-12-10 21:34 UTC by radoje
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-12-15 15:20:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description radoje 1999-12-10 21:34:21 UTC
I tried to upgrade RH 6.0 to 6.1, but it fails during 'analyzing installed
system' with anaconda&python messages saying, that it can't mount /dev/hda8
because of '... bad parameters' or something like this. After this,
installations exited.
It is true, partition /dev/hda8 on my system contains no file system and
have never been mounted normaly, because it contains raw data chunk used by
Informix database server.
I worked arround the problem by 'mkfs ' un that partition (destroying
database, of course). However, it is not commonly acceptable solution :-(

Comment 1 radoje 1999-12-15 15:20:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5618 ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.