Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174273
"Upgrade existing install" option not present
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
Description of problem:
There is no option to just upgrade a system without reformatting the system!
As it stands now, you get a choice of:
1) Destroy all partitions and install default layout.
2) Destroy all partitions but keep layout.
3) Destroy all partitions and use custom layout.
4) Don't destroy partitions, but then rather than figuring out how they are
mounted, force the user to re-enter the partition layout, and then bitch about
the fact that the partition sizes are somehow "incorrect" even though they are
perfectly fine for the currently installed system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take my server down
2. Boot from FC5 disk 1
Anaconda wants to destroy all my data.
Anaconda should figure out that there is an existing Fedora install and offer to
Yes, the fact that upgrades aren't currently working was mentioned right up
front in the release announcement.
*** Bug 174326 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***