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Bug 56519 - Migration to ext3 failed when upgrading to Red Hat Linux 7.2
Migration to ext3 failed when upgrading to Red Hat Linux 7.2
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 56987
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-20 09:58 EST by Toralf
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-01 16:26:59 EST
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Anaconda dump (69.27 KB, text/plain)
2001-11-20 10:01 EST, Toralf
no flags Details
Anaconda dump from boot loader installation (107.28 KB, text/plain)
2001-11-20 10:13 EST, Toralf
no flags Details
/etc/fstab after "ext2" has been replaced by "ext3" for "/" and "/boot" (1.41 KB, text/plain)
2001-12-05 04:11 EST, Toralf
no flags Details

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Description Toralf 2001-11-20 09:58:33 EST
Description of Problem:
Migration of existing file systems to "ext3" failed when upgrading to Red
Hat Linux 7.2.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer from CD or floppy.
2. Fill in the correct details; I'm assuming you know what to do.
3. Select "Upgrade Existing System" when asked for installation type.
4. Enable migration to "ext3" file system for "/" and "/boot".
5. Take the rest of the steps necessary to start installation.

Actual Results:
Anaconda dump.

Expected Results:
Installation starts

Additional Information:
Main board: Super Micro P6DBE
Disk: Seagate ST39102LW on Tekram DC-390U2W SCSI adapter.

Installation starts if file systems are _not_ marked for migration to ext3.
Comment 1 Toralf 2001-11-20 10:01:46 EST
Created attachment 38023 [details]
Anaconda dump
Comment 2 Toralf 2001-11-20 10:10:50 EST
When not marking filesystems for migration, installation of all packages was
successful, but I got another crash during boot loader installation. The system
subsequently wouln't boot, but I managed to get it up and running by creating
/boot/grub/grub.conf, then issuing /sbin/grub-install (after chroot to
/mnt/sysimage) in rescue mode.

Also not that e.g 'tune2fs -j /dev/sda6' failed with message
   The filesystem already has a journal.
The system started successfully after changing "ext2" to "ext3" in /etc/fstab,
then rebooting.
Comment 3 Toralf 2001-11-20 10:13:50 EST
Created attachment 38024 [details]
Anaconda dump from boot loader installation
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-12-03 17:06:38 EST
Please attach your /etc/fstab file.
Comment 5 Toralf 2001-12-05 04:11:43 EST
Created attachment 39689 [details]
/etc/fstab after "ext2" has been replaced by "ext3" for "/" and "/boot"
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2002-02-12 22:19:08 EST
Could you attach your original lilo.conf as well?
Comment 7 Toralf 2002-03-01 02:34:41 EST
It's long gone, I'm afraid. There wasn't anything special about it, though; just
the default installed by anaconda modified for kernel updates.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2002-03-06 18:05:34 EST
Due to the fstsab not having all 6 fields

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56987 ***

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