Bug 20471 - Upgrade destroyed system
Upgrade destroyed system
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-11-07 11:22 EST by Katherine Holcomb
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-04 10:43:12 EST
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Description Katherine Holcomb 2000-11-07 11:22:24 EST
I cannot tell whether this is a duplicate of the mount-point problem
because I was seeing a slightly different error.  I upgraded an IDE system
at work without problems using an ISO image we burned on our departmental
CD writer.  When I attempted to upgrade a SCSI system the installer locked
the system tight; I don't have a full traceback because I couldn't dump it
to disk or floppy.  However, it occurred during package installation and
resulted in an error like:

OS Error: /mnt/cdrom/Redhat/RPMS/kernel-headers.blah.i386.rpm
When I tried to reboot I got the dreaded
then a freeze.  I had to reinstall 6.2 (which succeeded without problems)
from scratch.
The IDE system is single-boot, the SCSI system is dual-boot with Win95 so
it may be
the mount problem in a slightly different manifestation.  Also, I've had
weird errors emanating from my SCSI controller (a BusLogic) that I haven't
yet diagnosed so that may also be a factor; yet I *was* able to install
6.2.  I was planning to purchase a "regulation" CD but am rather afraid to
do so right now.  If this error is due to a flaky image with possibly a
flaky controller then I may go ahead and buy a CD, but I don't want to
toast my machine again.
I can mount and examine the CD under 6.2 with no problems.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-13 15:02:01 EST
We have performed testing with Buslogic SCSI cards w/o problems.  It sounds like
you have a hardware issue to be honest.  Can you try installing using an IDE
cdrom drive to see if it has similar problems?

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