Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162121
Installer does not recognize existing FC3 on FC4 Install
Last modified: 2008-02-17 14:57:48 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4
Description of problem:
Installing FC4 from either HTTP or DVD, over existing SMP install of FC3. Installer looks for, but does not find, existing implementation, so only offers install, not upgrade options.
Upgrade has worked on non-SMP install of FC3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from DVD or boot.iso image
2. Start install process, select language, etc.
3. Anaconda offers only install, not upgrad options
Actual Results: Anaconda goes down install, not upgrade path
Expected Results: offers to upgrade current FC3 installation
Here is FSTAB:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/VolGroup00/lvhome /home ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
Here is output from df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
93G 15G 75G 17% /
147G 69G 71G 50% /home
/dev/hda1 99M 32M 63M 34% /boot
none 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm
What are the contents of /etc/fedora-release? Also, does it work if you boot
with 'linux upgradeany'?
Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been on vacation.
[andy@FedoraServer ~]$ cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
I booted from the boot.iso boot disc, ran with "linux upgradeany" and it still
did not find the existing installation and went immediately to the clean install
Can you switch to tty2 at the screen with the desktop, workstation and custom
choices and grab /tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog to attach here?
Created attachment 116958 [details]
Anaconda.log from installation choice screen
Created attachment 116959 [details]
Syslog from anaconda selection screen
As requested, the two files from tty2 during install process
Files attached as requested.
For some reason, running the lvm commands is failing
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This bug is no longer relevant. I cannot see if it is still a problem since all
my systems are now on FC6.