|Summary:||Could not find any linux partitions|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||GeoffLeach <geoff>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-06-16 08:05:42 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description GeoffLeach 2003-05-14 15:44:43 UTC
Description of problem: In rescue mode. All is well until Anaconda gets to locating partitions. Message: Could not find any linux partitions. After dropping into shell, I was able to mount / with no problems. It is /dev/sda3 and its ext3. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-15 18:43:34 UTC
What kind of controller is sda attached to, and did you see it load any SCSI modules?
Comment 2 GeoffLeach 2003-05-15 19:01:02 UTC
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.3 The controller was recognized by Anaconda. The aic7xxx driver was loaded.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-20 19:01:30 UTC
Could you try booting with 'linux upgradeany'?
Comment 4 GeoffLeach 2003-05-20 20:52:44 UTC
I guess I wasn't clear on the sequence of events. The upgrade proceeded without any problem, so I assume that upgradeany would work OK as well. It was the _subsequent_ (ie after the upgrade was complete) of rescue mode where the problem occurred.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-22 16:05:40 UTC
The 'upgradeany' option relaxes our checking of potential partitions containing your '/' filesystem. If for example you have removed or changed the redhat-release contents.
Comment 6 GeoffLeach 2003-05-22 17:08:46 UTC
Hmmmm ... forgive me for being somewhat anal here, but ... is it not the case that "linux upgradeany" will try to upgrade my installation? And how will that affect the operation of "linux rescue"? FWIW, geoff@mtranch->cat redhat-release Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-23 16:27:44 UTC
The 'upgradeany' option just influcences how strict we are when trying to auto-detect existing installations. In rescue mode we use the same function to find existing installations and offer to mount them for you. The 'upgradeany' option DOES NOT start an upgrade process if you also pass the 'rescue' option. We probably need to have an alias for 'upgradeany' that isn't as daunting sounding...
Comment 8 GeoffLeach 2003-05-30 19:25:30 UTC
"linux rescue upgradeany" found the two disks with bootable partitions and found the root partition on the one selected.
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-16 08:05:42 UTC
Current code automatically relaxes the restrictions for rescue mode (since you can chroot into whatever install you want as far as I'm concerned :)