Bug 50736 - Upgrade fails if fstab incorrect
Summary: Upgrade fails if fstab incorrect
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-02 18:51 UTC by Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-02 18:51:22 UTC

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Description Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney 2001-08-02 18:51:17 UTC
The roswell beta installer will exit if a moutnpoint in the target
/etc/fstab is incorrect, or non-existant. 

In the case of this test, /dev/hda6 at /mnt/test was defined as reiserfs,
and actually existed as 

Anaconda exited with the message that the partition was unformatted or
inaccessable. The only option was to exit the  installer.

This is less than intuitive, I think, and the option should be give to go
back or format the partiion before the installer exits.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-03 15:53:49 UTC
On upgrades we are very picky because we do not want to inadvertantly upgrade
the wrong installation, or a misconfigured one, as this case was. That can lead
to bigger problems. We notify the user of a problem so they can rectify it
before we attempt the upgrade process.

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