Bug 244470 - Can't find /
Summary: Can't find /
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Reported: 2007-06-15 21:45 UTC by Bob T.
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-24 20:18:43 UTC
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Description Bob T. 2007-06-15 21:45:07 UTC
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"
SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

and the grub.conf entry is

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2952_1.fc6 ro  root=LABEL=f7-slash ...

The installation boots OK.  

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How reproducible:

repeated several times

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run installer
2. select upgrade (the only) existing installation
Actual results:

error message, suggesting fstab error

Expected results:

installation to start

Additional info:

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.)

Comment 1 Bob T. 2007-06-18 02:14:26 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-06-18 14:46:52 UTC
What is the exact error message you are seeing here?

Comment 3 Bob T. 2007-06-18 15:01:20 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-08-24 20:18:43 UTC
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.

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