Bug 5581

Summary: Upgrade fails to find redhat 6.0 to upgrade/
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: john.paul.lonie
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1CC: hpoe, srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 21:27:27 UTC Type: ---
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Description john.paul.lonie 1999-10-05 14:23:07 UTC
The upgrade complains about hda5 and it not being ext2fs its
NTFS and then the searching box reappears forever .. Well a
long time anyway...

Disk layout is. 2x10 GB disks, Linux, NT and 98 installed..

disk 1 has a 2GB boot drive (98), the linux swap and NT
partitions ( hda5 is the one singled out by the installer )
disk 2 has a /boot and / partition.

disk 1
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1232 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1       260   2088418+   6  FAT16
/dev/hda2           261       277    136552+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda3           278      1024   6000277+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5           278      1024   6000246    7  HPFS/NTFS

disk 2
Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1232 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1         3     24066   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2             4      1232   9871942+  83  Linux


------- Additional Comments From   10/05/99 15:30 -------
With Windows NT / OS/2 HPFS partitions present the installer for
RedHat 6.1 fails to upgrade, as it trys to mount the HPFS partition as
an EXT2 fs partition, attempting to find the root partition to
upgrade.  This has been verified to fail on 2 different systems so
far.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-05 21:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5567 ***