Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244470
Can't find /
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
The installer stops during an upgrade because it says it can't find /.
But it's already found the relevant partition as the root of a FC6 installation.
The fstab entry is
LABEL=f7-slash / ext3 defaults 1 1
just like in the release notes. blkid reports
/dev/hda2: LABEL="f7-slash" UUID="0ab4911b-1c77-4af2-a586-8cc1d0934d1e"
and the grub.conf entry is
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2952_1.fc6 ro root=LABEL=f7-slash ...
The installation boots OK.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
repeated several times
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run installer
2. select upgrade (the only) existing installation
error message, suggesting fstab error
installation to start
Your Release Notes are terrible here. You should suggest e2label for doing
partition labelling. You should explain what the constraints on partition
labels are: is / allowed or not? Is the grub.conf entry root=LABEL=... or just
root=... as your example has it? (The latter wouldn't work for me.)
I changed the label on the / partition to "/fedora" and lo and behold the
installer accepted it. So this is either a workaround for a bug in your
installer, or your Release Notes do not make it evident what the constraints are
on the root-partition label; in particular, the example given there doesn't seem
to work. I won't change the status pending your verdict.
What is the exact error message you are seeing here?
I didn't write it down. The closest I can come is "Can't find entry for /.
Probably something wrong with /etc/fstab." I believe I was offered an OK button
as the only option; it re-booted the system.
I believe this is fixed in F8 test 1. I tested with LABEL=/ and
LABEL=fc6-slash, and it is upgrading just fine. Feel free to reopen this bug if
you continue to experience problems.