Bug 248794 - Upgrade of FC6 to F7 hangs if the FC6 was installed on 3 separate partitions
Summary: Upgrade of FC6 to F7 hangs if the FC6 was installed on 3 separate partitions
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-18 20:08 UTC by Henrik Johansson
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:54:42 UTC
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Description Henrik Johansson 2007-07-18 20:08:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Upgrade of FC6 to F7 hangs if the FC6 was installed on 3 separate 
partitions /boot, / and swap (the FC6 was updated by yum). 
Original install was FC3 or FC4, upgraded to FC5 and FC6.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 upgrade to F7

How reproducible:
Has tested this on 2 different computers.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3-4, on 3 separate partitions.
2. Update the OS with yum and upgrade in steps to FC6.
2. Update FC6 with yum.
3. Boot from the F-7-i386-rescuecd and use an NFS-partition as source.
4. Start the upgrade (the upgrade hangs in different packages).
5. Stopped the upgrade and rebooted, it was working with the same package, 
   for more than 2 hours.

Actual results:
The FC6 booted, even if more than 400 packages was updated.

Expected results:

Additional info:
I tried to install instead of upgrade, it gave the same problem.
Installation with default partitioning, was OK on both computers.
An upgrade of an FC6, that was installed, with / and swap in a 
volume-group, was OK.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-07-25 20:35:42 UTC
Where does it hang?  When it hangs, can you still switch ttys?

Comment 2 Henrik Johansson 2007-07-27 21:26:49 UTC
It hangs in installation of a software package.
I haven't tried to switch tty, didn't know about that option.

Comment 3 David Cantrell 2007-09-11 21:13:23 UTC
How much memory do you have?  Less than 256MB of memory and you're asking for

Comment 4 Henrik Johansson 2007-09-12 18:57:32 UTC
In the Presario 5670 is it 384MB of memory.
From dmesg on the OptiPlex GX1:
0MB HIGHMEM available.
639MB LOWMEM available.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:35:40 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:54:41 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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