Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438646
Partition harddrive when passing upgrade at boot?
Last modified: 2008-04-11 10:35:15 EDT
Description of problem:
At the boot prompt enter upgrade, anaconda offers to set root password and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try to boot with upgrade
Steps to Reproduce:
1. At the boot prompt enter upgrade
Upgrade not offered,
Look for a system to upgrade.
I have 2 systems on different drives, doesn't find either one.
If I boot to rescue, I'm prompted to enter the passphase for the encrypted one.
I don't see upgrade being passed from loader to anaconda in /tmp/anaconda.log.
Missing the flag?
Created attachment 298871 [details]
Shouldn't anaconda look for an installed system to upgrade by default? After
checking the code, upgradeany at the boot prompt produces the same results.
This means we're not finding the partition. Are you trying to upgrade an
encrypted partition? If so, that's not currently supported
Not encrypted, VolGroup00 on sda in the log, is the target.
FWIW, the encrypted one is on sdb, is found, prompted for a passphase and
mounted, if I boot rescue mode. The normal install on sba is not offered as choice.
F-9 Beta show some improvement but still not offered upgrade.
I think the findrootparts in upgrade.py is the problem when calling
findExistingRootPartitions. Don't have time to test right now.
Created attachment 299089 [details]
Well, I remove the second installed system that was on the second drive via
fdisk, and now I'm offered the upgrade option.
fixed with 126.96.36.199.
Offered to upgrade both systems found, one on sda3 (VG), and the encrypted one
on sdb3.... :-)