Bug 2540

Summary: Hard disk upgrade does not work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: otto
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Last Closed: 1999-05-04 19:22:29 UTC Type: ---
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Description otto 1999-05-04 13:56:43 UTC
I have seen this also on the mailing list, but with no
answer: the hard disk upgrade hangs when rebuilding the rpm
database; it says something about not being able to create a
symlink to a partition that had already been mounted.

If it matters, the files were on /usr/local/redhat, with
/usr under a separate partition, and I tried to give both
local/redhat and /local/redhat as paths. I tried with /var
as a separate partition and as part of /

If you are interested, I can retest and give you all the

BTW The installer *really* doesn't like finding an
unformatted ext2 partition: I admit it's not common to add a
partition while upgrading the OS, but I never felt like
breaking the uptime record just for adding some space...

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-04 19:22:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2504 ***