Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249487
Swap device naming change aborts upgrade
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:11 EST
Description of problem:
When upgrading a FC6 box to FC7 with the DVD, choosing "Upgrade existing
installation" (which is correctly found with root
file system on /dev/sda3, the following error message is displayed:
Error enabling swap device hda2: No such file or directory
The /etc/fstab on your upgrade partition does not reference a valid swap partition.
Press OK to reboot your system.
My swap is not mounted using a label, ie:
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
The quick fix was to boot back into the FC6 system, and change the above entry to:
/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
Then immediately boot to the DVD, and the install worked. Seems like a beginner
user might have a tough time figuring this out.
This is similar to a bug report (Closed):
Unlike above, this bug seems to be real, as I only have one choice for
upgrading: /dev/sda3. Also no RAID is on this system.
Seems like an issue with the change to libata device naming.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from installation DVD
2. Choose upgrade
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 248558 ***