Bug 11208 - Installer fails if incorrect partition info in /etc/fstab
Installer fails if incorrect partition info in /etc/fstab
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.2
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-05-03 15:14 EDT by Daniel Rogers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-12 15:18:54 EDT
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Description Daniel Rogers 2000-05-03 15:14:23 EDT
When performing a RH 6.2 upgrade, if the /etc/fstab on the target HD lists
a partition as containing an ext2 filesystem when it doesn't, the installer
will fail.

What I had done was to copy a RH 4.2 install from a drive containing three
partitions to a drive that only contained two.  This left the swap
partition as /dev/hda2 instead of /dev/hda3.  when I ran the installer and
tried to upgrade the new drive, it attempted to mount /dev/hda2 as an ext2
partition.  This failed.  However, it should probably have a better failure
method that just stopping (in the X installer) or halting the system (in
the curses one).
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-05-03 16:34:59 EDT
Verified in test lab.  Installer should definitely handle this situation a
little more gracefully.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-12 15:18:52 EDT
Should be fixed in latest internal release, passed to test lab for verification.

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