Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56519
Migration to ext3 failed when upgrading to Red Hat Linux 7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:22 EDT
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):
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.
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.
Created attachment 38023 [details]
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,
Created attachment 38024 [details]
Anaconda dump from boot loader installation
Please attach your /etc/fstab file.
Created attachment 39689 [details]
/etc/fstab after "ext2" has been replaced by "ext3" for "/" and "/boot"
Could you attach your original lilo.conf as well?
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.
Due to the fstsab not having all 6 fields
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56987 ***