Bug 162172 - Installer incorrectly upgraded rather than set up triboot system
Installer incorrectly upgraded rather than set up triboot system
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-30 12:00 EDT by charles livsey
Modified: 2008-02-17 16:30 EST (History)
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Description charles livsey 2005-06-30 12:00:53 EDT
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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
chainloader +1

Furthermore, in the original Fedora Core 3, sda3, I found the files /boot/vmlinuz- 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:

Decompressing Linus...done
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...

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 06:09:17 EST
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 ?

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2007-04-06 11:18:39 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 22:52:08 EDT
requested by Jams Antill
Comment 4 petrosyan 2008-02-17 16:30:09 EST
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.

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