Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445650
Preupgrade + Grub + Anaconda + External HD
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:28:45 EDT
Description of problem:
This one is interesting one :)
I was testing GUI friendlyness of Preupgrade so
I installed FC8 on external USB connected HD took
the drive and plugged it to my mothers desktop machine and booted
of the drive and then I did let her go through the "preupgrade" phaze.
The everything went fine until it came to upgrade to rawhide.
Since this was an usb connected hd boots as sdb but when
you choose upgrade to rawhide the drive gets remapped as sdc so
the path to the stage2.img is not sdb but sdc.
Somewhere along the line changing the grub entry to point to sdc instead of sdb
stop working as in when I tested this with my mother while ago and simple change
sdb to sdc anaconda could load and continue but now when I tried it again I just
get dropped to tui that wants me to select the correct path/partition/drive
which btw does not work.
Prepugrade gui run from gnome gets A+ from my mother
but D- when it comes to continue as in when you proceed ( upgrade to rawhide )
My mother expected that this should happen automaticly when she choose
upgrade to rawhide and she totally got lost when she was in anaconda.
( Yes I know with ALL those options presented to her but then again she's old
not that familiar with computers and has little to no English understanding. )
A check needs to be added that goes something like this
Am I performing an upgrade on external connected drive. if so
add the next partition letter for the stage2.img in grub ( sdb becomes sdc )
if not use current.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run preugrade on external connected hd
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