Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5507
Installer fails because of misdetected NTFS-partitions
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:18 EST
Anacondas balkan falls through in NTFS-patrition detection,
which causes NTFS-partitions to be detected as EXT2. This in
turn breaks the install in upgradeFindRoot, causing a jammed
upgrade. Fix by adding the missing 'break' statement into
.../misc/src/anaconda/balkan/dos.c line #142 (I think! :).
------- Additional Comments From 10/05/99 06:19 -------
I can confirm this problem (hda1 is NTFS, anaconda stops and hangs
there while searching my root fs for upgrading).
Here is a patch, which should apply to bugs 5507, 5555, 5563, 5552 and
5567 (making changes to several of these at once didn't work).
A break statement is missing after detecting a NTFS-partition, thus
identifying it as an EXT2FS-partition.
--- /mnt/cdrom/misc/src/anaconda/balkan/dos.c Sat Sep 11 17:47:28
+++ dos.c Tue Oct 5 13:34:16 1999
@@ -139,6 +139,7 @@
table->parts[i].type = BALKAN_PART_NTFS;
table->parts[i].type = BALKAN_PART_EXT2;
------- Additional Comments From 10/05/99 08:48 -------
I just run into the same bug on the 6.1 Cartman.
hda1 is NTFS, install stops, complains something like no ext2fs on
hda1, and hangs.
Also, seen on colleagues machine: hda1 was an old swap partition,
install (Cartman) complained of lack of space, and kept trying to
format the / partition... Sorry, no precise details on this. Related?
Heikki Levanto, Index Data, Denmark
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5567 ***