Bug 127961 - /dev/hdg3 swap isn't recognized with SATA
/dev/hdg3 swap isn't recognized with SATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-07-15 14:04 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-15 14:53:50 EDT
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2004-07-15 14:04:00 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:
Tried it once...

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure swap partition on /dev/hdg3 [Beats me why it is there...]
Actual results:
Upgrade crashes

Expected results:
Smoth upgrade

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-15 14:53:50 EDT
anaconda expects that your system is properly functioning before an
upgrade (ie, all partitions and swap partitions trying to be mounted
Comment 2 Horst H. von Brand 2004-07-16 14:10:34 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Japheth Cleaver 2004-08-18 15:18:04 EDT
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.

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