Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12235
is debian a valid upgrade partition?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:16 EDT
After doing a workstation install on a trashable partition I wanted to try
an upgrade (in text mode). My drive is partitioned as follows
/dev/hda2 (rh-beta / )
/dev/hda6 (debian-potato /)
The Beta install only knows about /dev/hda2 so as not to trash any
During the upgrade when it went to find the posible partitions on which it
would upgrade it selected:
The first two are correct. It is the last one I'm a bit confused about.
Will it really try to upgrade my Debian partition? (I didn't try it, as
I've not mastered setting up a new Debian install by solely using chroot.)
The installer looks for partitions which contain a /etc/fstab file. There is
no real way to distinguish all the variants of Linux - all we can do is
attempt to find something that looks like a root partition.
Could it possibly look for both a /etc/fstab and a /etc/redhat-release?