Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185086
Filesystems in /etc/fstab that don't exist shouldn't cause install failure
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 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):
Installation does not exit.
What exactly was the line in /etc/fstab?
(In reply to comment #1)
> What exactly was the line in /etc/fstab?
/dev/sda2 /media/ipod vfat user 1 1
You really probably also want something like noauto in the options.
We'll try to clean up this handling some for FC6
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.
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.