Bug 2694 - Root device can not contain install files.
Root device can not contain install files.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-10 10:14 EDT by jrm
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-10 11:59:32 EDT
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Description jrm 1999-05-10 10:14:54 EDT
I tried originally to upgrade Redhat 6.0 using files in the
root partition to upgrade the same partition.  It failed
with a couldn't find RPM database error on the main screen.
I rebooted and tried rpm --rebuild after upgrading to the
Redhat 6.0 version of rpm.  This did not help.  Then I
noticed on the other screen the error regarding a mount on
/tmp/hdimage.  So I copied all the files to another
partition and got much further (till the problem I worked
around in bugid 2506.  Has anyone been able to use the same
partition to upgrade itself?

I only have a single root partition, no other partitions.

Another note:  bugid 2142 seems to mention this problem in
the last comment but I think their other primary issue was
resolved and so it was closed.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 11:59:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2504 ***

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