Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15670
Upgrade fails detecting previous install due to reiserfs or Beos partitions
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
The RH 6.2 install's root fs is /dev/hdc4. When attempting to upgrade, the
reiserfs and BeOS partitions on that drive. /dev/hdc4 is ext2 formatted.
The installer presents
an error message for each 'invalid' partition. Then the installer presents
a critical message
that I need to reboot the old install and run fsck on the partitions it
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 2 256 2048287+ eb BeOS fs
/dev/hdc2 257 513 2064352+ 83 Linux <---reiserfs
/dev/hdc3 514 770 2064352+ 83 Linux <---reiserfs
/dev/hdc4 * 771 1027 2064352+ 83 Linux <---ext2
In any event, these partitions are ok and do not need to be fscked. The
installer will not
Comment them out of the fstab on the ext2 partition. This is a hack, and we'll
get around to fixing it when we add proper support for reiserfs.
That hack did not work, as the install process is detecting the partitions on
not reading fstab (at least at the point of failure).
Change the partition types as well then. Solving this properly is too much work
for this late in the process.
Pardon me, but this is definitely a bug. It was a bug when it was closed during
the Lorax beta,
and it continues to be a problem today with RH 7.1.
How dare you close this with such a blatant 'kiss off message'?
Is it STILL too late to fix this? Like it or not reiserfs is a reality.
I don't suppose you give a crap that I have been a loyal Redhat
user since 4.1? I don't blame you for that. But ignoring stupid
little problems like this are what make you become an inhuman
monolith like those other guys. Watch out, because you will
get buried with this attitude!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27610 ***