Bug 50309 - error displays wrong hd device
error displays wrong hd device
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-30 06:14 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-30 19:32:09 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-07-30 06:14:34 EDT
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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.)

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-07-30 11:15:32 EDT
Weird.  Is there even a /dev/hdd device in the machine?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-07-30 19:32:05 EDT
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.

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