|Summary:||is debian a valid upgrade partition?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Rod m. Stewart <stewart>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-06-14 14:28:06 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Rod m. Stewart 2000-06-14 02:09:46 UTC
After doing a workstation install on a trashable partition I wanted to try an upgrade (in text mode). My drive is partitioned as follows /dev/hda1 / /dev/hda2 (rh-beta / ) /dev/hda5 /usr /dev/hda6 (debian-potato /) /dev/hda7 /home The Beta install only knows about /dev/hda2 so as not to trash any partitions. During the upgrade when it went to find the posible partitions on which it would upgrade it selected: /dev/hda1 /dev/hda2 /dev/hda6 The first two are correct. It is the last one I'm a bit confused about. Will it really try to upgrade my Debian partition? (I didn't try it, as I've not mastered setting up a new Debian install by solely using chroot.)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-14 14:28:05 UTC
The installer looks for partitions which contain a /etc/fstab file. There is no real way to distinguish all the variants of Linux - all we can do is attempt to find something that looks like a root partition.
Comment 2 Dale Lovelace 2000-06-16 19:40:39 UTC
Could it possibly look for both a /etc/fstab and a /etc/redhat-release?