Bug 237593 - fail to upgrade fc6 with hard disk method
fail to upgrade fc6 with hard disk method
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2007-04-23 17:49 EDT by Gianluca Cecchi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-21 14:18:04 EDT
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gui screenshot of traceback (314.37 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-23 17:50 EDT, Gianluca Cecchi
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console message screenshot (258.12 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-23 17:52 EDT, Gianluca Cecchi
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directories mounted at exception time (251.42 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-23 18:25 EDT, Gianluca Cecchi
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output of bt command after choosing to debug exception (252.94 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-23 18:26 EDT, Gianluca Cecchi
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Description Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 17:49:08 EDT
Description of problem:
trying to use a usb key to boot PC and start installer and using hard disk
method fails with anaconda traceback

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd of diskboot.img on usb key
2. setup iso dvd image on not to be upgraded partition
3. choose to upgrade using hard disk method
Actual results:
anaconda traceback in harddrive.py line 100 in mountDirectory

Expected results:
proceeding of upgrade

Additional info:
At first during initial phase of the gui part I get the message

The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard disk 

I choose to continue. In console I see the message 
INFO path to valid iso with the path name of the correct iso file previously
I created a directory on the partition to be chosen for installation (not part
of the running FC6 system) where I only put the iso.
After configuration of grub advanced option and choosing to install to boot
sector of root partition I get the exception.
I'm going to attach screen dumps of gui message and console message.
Comment 1 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 17:50:32 EDT
Created attachment 153316 [details]
gui screenshot of traceback
Comment 2 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 17:52:08 EDT
Created attachment 153317 [details]
console message screenshot
Comment 3 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 17:55:18 EDT
I just realized after two days thinking before posting bug that actually the
partition used for hard disk method upgrade, is in /etc/fstab of the system to
be upgraded, too, even if not a "system" partition (such as / or /usr).
I'm going to check if this can be the problem, omittingit from /etc/fstab and
In any case if this is the problem, probably would have to be taken in
consideration, not giving instead a traceback...
Comment 4 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 18:24:07 EDT
Nothing changes. Same error.
Anaconda finds correct partition to upgrade (/dev/sda3), as before, but as soon
as I click next after setting the root partition as target for grub install, it
Through the messages in console I find one, don't know exactly when, but some
steps before exception, telling
error opening device /tmp/disk: errno 6 no such file or directory.
I'm gong to attach screen dump of mounted partitions at exception point and
output  of bt command after choosing to debug the python exception (I don't know
how to debug python, I simply tried emulating somethng done in the past with C...)
Comment 5 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 18:25:23 EDT
Created attachment 153322 [details]
directories mounted at exception time
Comment 6 Gianluca Cecchi 2007-04-23 18:26:46 EDT
Created attachment 153324 [details]
output of bt command after choosing to debug exception
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2007-06-14 14:51:11 EDT
Sorry, I don't quite follow your additional info in comment #1.  Can you explain
exactly what steps you are taking?  Also, if you could attach a screenshot of
tty3 when the exception happens, that would also be helpful.  Thanks.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2007-09-21 14:18:04 EDT
Closing due to inactivity; please reopen if you have further information to add
to this report

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