Bug 2700 - filesystem does not get unmounted correctly
Summary: filesystem does not get unmounted correctly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-05-10 17:15 UTC by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:31:26 UTC

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Description Jay Turner 1999-05-10 17:15:36 UTC
When performing a cd or hard drive installation without
enough free diskspace, user will get message telling him the
amount of additional space necessary.  Upon hitting <back>
in order to adjust the package selection, user will get
dialog telling him that the device or resource is busy.
This is because the filesystem was not unmounted when the
user hit <back>  Hitting <retry> from the error dialog will
unmount the filesystem correctly and allow the user to
continue with the installation/upgrade.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 21:50:59 UTC
*** Bug 2693 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Example of bug occuring:

1.  Select packages which take up more disk space than you
    already have.

2.  When you are warned about this, go BACK to re-select

An error, "Unable to mount..." (something) appears.  This
isn't fatal, the install goes on as normal.  It looks as if
the installer is trying to mount a partition that is
already mounted.

RH6.0/Intel, FTP install.

------- Additional Comments From notting  05/10/99 10:05 -------
known bug. Hit 'retry' and you should be able to proceed.

------- Additional Comments From Tristan.Greaves  05/10/99 10:20 -------
Hitting RETRY does indeed allow the installation to continue
successfully, but the error dialog box still allows dread to enter
the heart of the user. :-)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 21:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 2301 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

If there's not enough space on the target drive and
the user chooses to go back and fix the package selections
a bit, the installer does not unmount /tmp/hdimage as it
probably should. Currently, the user has to unmount it
before proceeding to package installation, otherwise the
installer reports the device as busy and cannot continue.

------- Additional Comments From msw  04/27/99 11:16 -------
Please verify with 6.0

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 19:31:59 UTC
This issue is fixed in the 6.1 release.

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