Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36197
Anaconda crashes on upgrade
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:41 EDT
Anaconda python-dumps a lot of errors during either the textmode or
gui upgrade. Log attached
Created attachment 15504 [details]
What kind of RAID were you trying (0, 1, 5)? Can you tell me the steps to
reproduce this bug?
Steps: 1) insert floppy 2) poweron 3) select mousetype 4) boom
I was not using RAID at that time as one of the disks was in my other machine :)
It was RAID0 before that.
hda = main disk, 40 Gb
hde = testdisk 1, with 1 raid0 partition from an _oooold_ installation
(eg unused for a long time now)
hdg = testdisk 2,
Ok, I think I see the problem here. When you do an upgrade, the installer looks
for all existing linux installations, and then gives you the choice of what
partition you want to start the upgrade on. From looking at the traceback, it
looks like it finds the RAID 0 partition on hde1, but it is looking for the
other raid partition somewhere and it is crashing when it cannot find it. The
actual error message is totally misleading, however. I think I can reproduce
this on a test machine.
For a workaround, though, I would recommend removing the RAID partition on hde
and then doing the upgrade. But anyway, this is a case that we should check for
and do something better than traceback.
agreed. I worked around it by unplugging the disk ;)