Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138276
anaconda fails when partition cannot be mounted
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I noticed that when you're upgrading an existing Fedora Core 2 to
Fedora Core 3 and you happen to have an entry in /etc/fstab that does
not actually work (eg. an entry for /dev/hdc1 to /mnt/data2 marked as
jfs, but really an ext3 or even non-existing), anaconda will uterly fail.
It gives a fatal error about some partition not being formatted, in my
case it was formatted for ext3 but the fstab wrongly indicated jfs (it
was my second laptop HD and the bay at that point containing the ISO's
was another disk).
I can understand it is confused, but it's fairly easy to try and mount
it without the fs-type. In most cases (and even on Fedora Core 2) this
will correctly mount it as an ext3 even though fstab says jfs.
So if it fails, trying without fs-type would probably fix it for most
people. And even when that partition is not formatted, it could ask to
continue instead of bailing out. (Only Reboot was possible).
PS It was also confusing because tty3 did not specify that it was
trying to mount it as jfs, only that it failed. So it took me several
trial-and-errors before I found the problem in /etc/fstab.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Product of my Back button. Sigh.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138275 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.