Bug 556696 - Preupgrade wants to repartition the disk (F11 -> F12 upgrade fails)
Preupgrade wants to repartition the disk (F11 -> F12 upgrade fails)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-01-19 00:04 EST by Ivan Gyurdiev
Modified: 2010-06-28 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Ivan Gyurdiev 2010-01-19 00:04:03 EST
Description of problem:

Attempted upgrade of FC11 to FC12 via preupgrade shows confusing error message about "inconsistent LVM data" and offers to "reinitialize PV data". After choosing "Ignore", anaconda does not seem to recognize my previous installation, and offers to repartition the disk or "Replace Existing Linux System".

This seemed like a destructive change, at which point I aborted the install, having seen reports of disaster online. There was no option listed to upgrade my system without touching the partition table.

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How reproducible:

Every time. Also, the same thing happened when trying to upgrade F10 -> F11, and the system couldn't be upgraded through anaconda.

Additional info:

This is a dual-boot F11 - Vista system, with Grub booting Vista. The boot partition is /dev/sda1, F11 runs from LVM root on (sda, sdb), and Vista is on (sdc).
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 11:37:49 EDT
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