Bug 2920 - "mount failed: Device or resource busy" during installation
Summary: "mount failed: Device or resource busy" during installation
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Reported: 1999-05-19 02:23 UTC by Jason Bucata
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-07 15:30:13 UTC
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Description Jason Bucata 1999-05-19 02:23:49 UTC
This bug, reported as a comment by noah@ecn.purdue.edu to
bug #2142, has occurred to me as well.

Comment 1 Anonymous 1999-05-19 03:05:59 UTC
I tried removing my /boot partition from /etc/fstab altogether,
placing boot files in the boot directory under / (where the partition
had once been mounted).  This didn't change anything; I still get the
error.  I have a *lot* of other partitions; I don't want to have to
somehow remove all of them to get this upgrade to work (if it came to
that, I'd take the opportunity to repartition anyhow, and do a
complete reinstall).

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-05-19 14:24:59 UTC
It is not possible to perform a hard drive installation/upgrade to the
same partition that the source files are located in, otherwise you
will receive the error that is described in this posting.

Comment 3 Anonymous 1999-06-02 04:39:59 UTC
If by "source files" you mean the RPMs, I'm upgrading from a Linux
Central CD-ROM with a boot floppy.  I'm not doing a hard drive
install.

Comment 4 Anonymous 1999-06-02 05:22:59 UTC
I looked back at the original comment, and yes, it appears that that
problem was from a hard drive install (and therefore yet another
duplicate of bug 2504, reported several times here).  This one isn't,
however.

Comment 5 Anonymous 1999-06-10 05:30:59 UTC
I tried it again, and when I got to the point where it complained, I
went over to bash, and I simply ran "umount /mnt" (where /dev/hda6 had
been mounted), and it worked fine after that.

Comment 6 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 15:30:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2504 ***


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