Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42710
Update not possible
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to update RH7.0 to RH7.1 doesn4t work because anaconda finds a
partition with reiserfs wich is not the root of RH7.0! This results into
anaconda using a wrong partition for the update which causes a reboot. My
root is on hdeX and anaconda tries to use sdaY. I think the partition-array
gets weird because of the found and unrecognized reiser-partion.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update ... booom
Actual Results: s.o.
Expected Results: Update :-)
The installer doesn't support installing to ReiserFS partitions. Therefore, it
doesn't support upgrading ReiserFS partitions...even if it's not the root partition.
I was a bit disappointed and i tried further:
There is not only a problem with the reiser-partition. I added some mountpoints to /mnt like /mnt/cdwriter /mnt/dld /mnt/mandrake etc. These disks are
mounted via fstab. Anaconda tries to mount them during the update of my root-partition (which isn't nessecary for my system neither defined in FHS) and
fails with an error message like: Can not mount /dev/sdb5 to /mnt/cdwriter. sdb5 seems to be unformatted. REBOOT.
The mountpoint exists and the partition is ok. I solved it temporarily by shortening the /etc/fstab but it is not a real solution (btw. the reiserpartition is
used by another LINUX and is NOT used in the RH7-fstab. So i do not understand why it is ok that RH7.1-Update must not work! To get the update
workinng i changed the partitiontype to Netware temporaily.).
The problem is solved! Sorry but it was my fault!
Because of my IDE-CDROM i used ide-scsi-emulation which causes my adaptec-drives
to /dev/sdbX. After rebooting with RH7.1-CD there is no IDE-SCSI-Emulation and
adaptec-drives are at /dev/sdaX. Now /etc/fstab and the physical drives are not
Ok. Glad you found the source of the problem.