Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18900
upgrade fails on RAID entry in fstab (dump attached)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:15 EDT
I tried the anaconda update disk that came out on 2000-10-10, during an
upgrade install, when it gets to examining system, it fails on my raid
entry in /etc/fstab. The failure happens on raidByDev in fstab.py. This
could be a duplicate of the bug with the mixed SCSI + IDE raid1 device
since this is what I have as well. Traceback + dump attached.
Created attachment 4065 [details]
anaconda dump file
*** Bug 19239 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 19298 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Could you attach your fstab file as well?
Ok, I'll do it when I get home tonight.
Created attachment 4733 [details]
Could you add the partition table?
I assume your partition is of type 0x82 (ext2) instead of 0xfd raid.
See bug 18508. IMHO the current code is a bug
------- Additional comments from email@example.com 2000-10-06 02:07 -------
All RAID devices are assumed to be type 0xfd.
You can probably complete your upgrade by just commenting out the line in
/etc/fstab containing the RAID device, unless it contains files the upgrade will
touch. Then uncomment it after you reboot after the upgrade.
Have you had any luck getting around this issue?
> Have you had any luck getting around this issue?
I'm not who you means with 'you', but I got around the bug by changing the
partition type to 0xfd.
Thank you for the feedback.
We require RAID partitions to be type 0xfd.
It's your installer, but IMHO this is a bug:
I agree that the partition type should be 0xfd, but anaconda must not crash -
especially since a wrong partition type usually doesn't matter.
Can't you add bounds checks and a nice message box?
*** Bug 33594 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***