Bug 10410 - Upgrade fails when files are on same partition as one listed in /etc/fstab
Summary: Upgrade fails when files are on same partition as one listed in /etc/fstab
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10401
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-03-29 13:07 UTC by Phillip Jones
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-29 14:52:54 UTC

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Description Phillip Jones 2000-03-29 13:07:06 UTC
When upgrading from 6.1 to 6.2, if you are installing from the local HDD
and the files are located on a partition that is listed in /etc/fstab, the
install fails.

For example:

I have my install tree on /dev/sdb1. When you tell the installer where the
install tree is, it mounts this partition so that it can get to the files.

BUT when the installer looks for packages to upgrade it mounts all
of the partitions in /etc/fstab - Because /dev/sdb1 is my fstab (it's
mounted on /proj), the installer trys to mount the partition again in a
different place. Obviously this fails, as it's already mounted.

Comment 1 Phillip Jones 2000-03-29 14:52:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10401 ***

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