|Summary:||Doesn't want to update OS on /dev/hdb1|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Alex Kozlov <alexvk>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 13:38:28 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Alex Kozlov 1999-11-19 01:36:00 UTC
Hello, I am running a system that has RedHat Linux 6.0 on /dev/hdb (I have Windows NT on /dev/hda). When I try to upgrade the system with RedHat 6.1 that I recently bought, it gives me an error: Error mounting ext2 filesystem on hda1: Invalid argument Then it says that install exited abnormally. Why is it looking at /dev/hda1 at all when I want to upgrade OS on /dev/hdb? What should I do (to erase my Windows partitions on the first drive is not an option). I am using your latest updates-RHEA-1999:045.img boot images.
Comment 1 swift 2000-01-04 18:22:59 UTC
Same goes for me, on /dev/hda3 Peter Lu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:07:59 UTC
assign to installer
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 13:38:59 UTC
It is looking at /dev/hda1 because the installer is trying to determine all of the installations on the system which are valid for upgrade. The problem with it trying to mount your NTFS partition as an ext2 filesystem is a known bug in 6.1 and is fixed via errata boot images.
Comment 4 swift 2000-02-14 19:16:59 UTC
And where may I ask are these updated boot images? The 6.1 errata/bug-fix area only has some image that dates back to Oct. 22, 1999, which ARE the ones I used and which are the ones that have bugs. The description mentions some NTFS fix, but it is either not the solution or not the full solution to the boot upgrade problem. Thanks for any info. Peter Lu email@example.com
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-16 13:15:59 UTC
Those are indeed the errata images that I am talking about. The errata images fix the problem with the upgrade process trying to mount NTFS partitions as ext2 partitions. This appears to be the problem you are having. If you are using the updated images, as well as booting the system with "linux updates" and inserting the updates disk when prompted and still getting this error, then there is very likely a problem with the updates disk itself. How are you creating the updates disk? Are you dd'ing the image out from linux or using rawrite?