Bug 2505 - hard disk install fails from fs listed in fstab
Summary: hard disk install fails from fs listed in fstab
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-03 14:22 UTC by Jürgen Botz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-03 15:42:43 UTC

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Description Jürgen Botz 1999-05-03 14:22:56 UTC
Trying to install 6.0 from hard disk, with the dist sitting
on a filesystem which is regularly mounted as /u2 in my
fstab, the install failed while trying to mount all the
filesystems listed in my fstab.  The error was (approx):
"device is already mounted -- using symlink", followed by
"file or directory exists".  It then unmounted everything
gave up.

It presented a re-try button which incidentally did nothing
worthwhile at all, since it didn't even try to re-mount the
filesystems that had been unmounted after the error, but
that should be a separate bug if at all.

I worked around this fairly easily by removing the
filesystem containing the 6.0 dist from my fstab and
restarting the install.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-03 15:42:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2504 ***

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