Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 500533
Anaconda fails to find root on preupgrade
Last modified: 2009-05-13 09:14:03 EDT
Created attachment 343715 [details]
Backtrace saved by anaconda
Description of problem:
I tried to update my f10 install to rawhide using preupgrade-1.1.0-0.pre3.
Anaconda failed to find the root of my installation and offered to do a fresh install instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda from rawhide as of "2009-05-12".
No update to rawhide
update to rawhide
This machine has two harddrives - sda is the current drive and sdb is an old drive that also still has a fedora install on it.
Created attachment 343716 [details]
Anaconda backtrace with only one disk
I have now physically disconnected the 2nd drive and anaconda still fails to find the root and start the update.
I am seeing the same problem. In my case I tried to use preupgrade to upgrade a F9 Xen VM to current Rawhide.
What we both seem to have in common is that we have the root fs on LVM and in the log from Anaconda there is no indication that it even tried to detect the filesystems on the LVs.
Created attachment 343761 [details]
This is my /tmp/storage.log from Anaconda. As you can see, /dev/xvda1 (my /boot partition) was correctly detected as ext3, and /dev/xvda2 was correctly detected as an LVM physical volume, but the filesystems on the logical volumes are not detected.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 499321 ***