Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447980
Preupgrade traceback on x86_64 F8 install.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:32:21 EST
Description of problem:
Just did a fresh install on an 64-bit opteron system with F8 to check out
preupgrade. Everything works great until I get to the downloading boot stage
(stage2) and then preupgrade dies with a trace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.9.3-3.FC8
How reproducible:Every time. GUI and CLI versions.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.CLean F8 install.
2.Yum update to latest packages.
Actual results:I get this:
[root@waterrock ~]# Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 198, in on_assistant_apply
File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 206, in _do_main
File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 371, in main_preupgrade
(mdev,mpath) = preupgrade.bootpath_to_anacondapath(stage2_abs)
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable
Expected results: preupgrade should have continued. It's my first time using
it, so I can't say for certain what the next step should have been.
Additional info:Let me know what other info I can provide.
This was due to preupgrade being unable to determine what physical device your /boot partition was on.
Where was your /boot partition? Is it on a RAID device or something similar?
preupgrade-0.9.8 (in the updates-testing repo) might handle this better. I'm guessing you've already upgraded to Fedora 9 by now, but I'd like to make sure systems like yours will be able to make the transition to Fedora 10.
That could be the problem, it's actually on a hardware SATA RAID1 array, it's just a couple of hardware mirrored 250GB drives in a dual proc box. Nothing special. I wouldn't have expected HW RAID to have that trouble, but you guys are the experts. Next upgrade (F10) I'll give it a shot and see how it works.
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