Bug 5705 - Upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1 fails at/while finding old packages to update (non-NTFS error)
Upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1 fails at/while finding old packages to update (non-NT...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-07 22:00 EDT by dw
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-02 13:35:25 EST
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Description dw 1999-10-07 22:00:19 EDT
Background:
I am upgrading a 6.0 installation with root on hda3.
Partitions hda1 and hda2 are both fat 16 partitions with NT
and 95 respectively.

The installer is failing at the same point as the NTFS bug,
but I do not have NTFS on my system.  I am able to get some
debugging output when I run the installer in text mode
which reads as follows.

../../../Redhat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-
packages/todo.py(1155)upgradeFindPackages()--
>packages=rpm.findUpgradeSet

The installer then gives the option to run the pyhton
debugger.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 10:22:59 EDT
Send me a copy of your fstab, as I have a feeling that I know what the
problem is.  In your fstab, if you have mount options on system
partitions which are not just "defaults" those partitions will not get
mounted and therefore you will get the errors you describe below.  So,
put in other words, if you have anything other than "defaults" for
mount options on partitions which are needed to run linux (/, /boot,
/usr, /var, etc) then you will see this problem)
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-12-02 13:35:59 EST
Sorry that I did not get back to this sooner, but this is not a normal aspect of
upgrading Red Hat.  This was a complete bug on our parts and it is fixed in the
latest errata on out support website.  Please reopen if you are still having
problems getting your system upgraded.

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