Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127961
/dev/hdg3 swap isn't recognized with SATA
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
Description of problem:
Trying to upgrade FC2 (SATA disk, swap is configured as /dev/hdg3 by
previous (FC2t3 or FC2) install, the upgrade goes south. Commenting
that entry in /etc/fstab fixes that.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tried it once...
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure swap partition on /dev/hdg3 [Beats me why it is there...]
anaconda expects that your system is properly functioning before an
upgrade (ie, all partitions and swap partitions trying to be mounted
System _was_ working right with FC2, and the FC3t1 upgrade failed.
Had to go back to FC2 (extreme breakage with LVM). And again, going
back swap doesn't work: It is /dev/sdaX in FC3t1 and /dev/hdgX in FC2.
This is related to the a kernel update that was distributed on FC2.
At some point, the kernel was updated to treat SATA drives as /dev/sd
instead of /dev/hd. This update package was distributed with NO
apparent logic for updating fstab entries. Presumably, FC3t1 has the
same most-current kernel version which is causing the problem.
The issue is that an updated kernel was released without ANY munging
of the /etc/fstab file.
This is properly an FC2 bug.