Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50309
error displays wrong hd device
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:17 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95; DigExt)
Description of problem:
In an upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1, I inadvertantly chose my / partition
as /dev/hda5 when it is in fact /dev/hda6. The error message told me it
could not find a Red Hat installation on /dev/hdd5 instead of saying hdda5.
(I have gone back and selected the correct partition. I do not need
assistance, just wanted to report the bug.)
Weird. Is there even a /dev/hdd device in the machine?
No, but it just ocurred to me - hda5 used to be a root partition before a prior
install. At one point I chose new install instead of upgrade and saved my old
partition. Could it have read the etc/fstab from there which
contains /dev/hdd5 as / (I had a drive on hdd while copying to my new harddrive
a couple years ago). If so, I guess the error makes sense.