Bug 185086 - Filesystems in /etc/fstab that don't exist shouldn't cause install failure
Filesystems in /etc/fstab that don't exist shouldn't cause install failure
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC6Target
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Reported: 2006-03-10 10:02 EST by Andrew Overholt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-08 11:26:46 EDT
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Description Andrew Overholt 2006-03-10 10:02:25 EST
Description of problem:
I somehow had an entry in /etc/fstab for /dev/sda2 -> /media/ipod and when I
tried to upgrade from FC4 -> FC5test3, the installation process exited because
/dev/sda2 didn't exist.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5test3 anaconda

How reproducible:
Always (?)
  
Actual results:
Installation exited.

Expected results:
Installation does not exit.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-13 13:56:15 EST
What exactly was the line in /etc/fstab?
Comment 2 Andrew Overholt 2006-03-13 15:01:12 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> What exactly was the line in /etc/fstab?

/dev/sda2               /media/ipod             vfat    user    1 1
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-13 15:11:21 EST
You really probably also want something like noauto in the options.

We'll try to clean up this handling some for FC6 
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-05-22 14:26:35 EDT
Chris -- note the trickiness in that someone could have, eg, /usr not show up
and we really don't want to do the upgrade then.  Which is why we've kept to the
behavior we currently have.
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2006-06-08 11:26:46 EDT
We should be doing a better job with this in FC6.  It should now catch error on
non-Linux filesystems and display a warning dialog.  You can then choose to
ignore the warning and upgrade without mounting, or reboot.

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