Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11208
Installer fails if incorrect partition info in /etc/fstab
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 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
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).
Verified in test lab. Installer should definitely handle this situation a
little more gracefully.
Should be fixed in latest internal release, passed to test lab for verification.