Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 33370
installer bails out, upgrading 6.2 -> 7.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:24 EDT
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I'm trying to upgrade from 6.2 to 7.0 use files downloaded to my harddrive
( /dev/hda5 ) and the installer just bails out while checking my current
It doesn't matter which mode I use ( tekst, expert ... .)
I,m already using the anaconda update (update-disk-20001009.img)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Copied rpms & base files to drive ( /dev/hda5/RedHat )
2.Created boot floppy ( boot.img
3.Created update floppy (update-disk-20001009.img)
4.Booting into anaconda using `linux updates text` (doesn't realy matter
tekst or expert)
Actual Results: installer bails out with errors and a bugreport.
Expected Results: You tell me.....
I guess it should have upgraded my installation.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1028, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 279, in
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 941, in upgradeFindPackages
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 538, in getCompsList
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 532, in getHeaderList
self.hdList = self.method.readHeaders()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 54,
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <harddrive.HardDriveInstallMethod instance at 827e0d8>
(If you need more let me know there are several pages....)
Created attachment 13803 [details]
It seems it cannot find the install tree on the hard drive. Are you specifying
the correct partition and directory on that partition for the install tree?
Yes I'm quit sure. There are only 2 partitions listed by the installer.
When selecting the wrong one, the installer return to the same screen
complaining it could not recognize the directory structure ( RedHat/rpms and
When selecting the right one the installer continued with extracting files etc.
I even had to rename my directory from redhat7 to RedHat to get it to recognize
the directory structure.
And if i remember correctly, after the partition selection, I get to select the
installation method ( workstation, server, custom en upgrade ).
I got that far, so I think we're barking up the wrong tree....
you must copy the files into RedHat/RPMS and RedHat/base on your hard drive.
Are you saying that you had redhat7/RPMS and redhat7/base ?
At first i used redhat7/rpms and redhat7/base ...... That didn't work
(installer told me so)
Then i used RedHat/rpms and RedHat/base..... That seemed to work (Nothing from
the installer, untill it bailed out)
After reading your remark:, I used RedHat/RPMS and RedHat/base..... Works !
(it's installing right now) My mistake.....
First time around the installer complained. It could not recognize the base
directory because of "redhat7". Second time around it didn't complain, even
when it could not recognize
RPMS (because of "rpms").
Seems to me it should have complained as well....
Anyway, thanks for your time,
and my compliments, best "bugtracker" yet !
I'm happy to hear things worked out - we're trying to make the installer more
friendly each release. Hopefully we'll handle this case better next time around.