Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162172
Installer incorrectly upgraded rather than set up triboot system
Last modified: 2008-02-17 16:30:09 EST
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Description of problem:
With an original partition configuration of:
/dev/sda1 ntfs 70002 (Windows XP Pro)
/dev/sda2 ext3 259 (boot)
/dev/sda3 ext3 85000 (Fedora Core 3)
/dev/sda4 Extended 83212
/dev/sda5 swap 4095
/dev/sda6 ext3 79117 (Free - to become Fedora Core 4_64)
I went to install Fedora Core 4_64 and chose the option to install a NEW system rather than UPGRADE an old one. I chose to install it in sda6 and I had to reset the / to sda3.
After installing, I found the following Grub menu:
Fedora Core 3
kernel/boot/vmlinux-2.6.11-1.1369.FC4 ro root LABEL/rgb quiet
Fedora Core 4_64
Furthermore, in the original Fedora Core 3, sda3, I found the files /boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168.1369.FC4 and /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.369-FC4.img, and the grub.cond with the corresponding titles...
attempting to boot the FC3 section with the new FC4 kernel pieces would not work however, and gave a series of errors, including:
Booting the kernel
Red hat hash version 4.2.15 starting
ismod: can't read '/lib/scsi/mod.ko'.no such file or dirctory
Error:/bin/ismod ixited abnormally with value!! (pid 370)
ismod: can't read 'lib sd.mod.ko':no such file or directory
no mount: error: mounting ext 3
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!2
Kernel Panic-not syncing: Attempted to kill...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have dual boot Windows/Fedora computer
2.Startup with Disk 1 installation disk
3.Attempt new installation for triboot
Actual Results: Installation program performed bad upgrade and partial (?new) installation over boot partition.
Expected Results: New installation in empty partition.
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 ?
Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 are no longer supported. If you could retest
this issue on a current release or on the latest development / test version, we
would appreciate that. Otherwise, this bug will be marked as CANTFIX one month
from now. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
requested by Jams Antill
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.