Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6009
Upgrade can't find Linux partitions
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:54 EST
I have RH6 installed and choosing the upgrade option during
the install it reports there are no linux partitions on my
system to upgrade.
I have a SCSI CDROM with an adaptec 2940 controller, but my
HD is IDE. I had no problems upgrading my system from
previous versions using this setup ( 4.2 --> 5.0 --> 5.1 -->
6.0) but I suspect it's looking for a SCSI HD.
My filesystem layout is:
Please send me a copy of your fstab as well as dump from fdisk, as
there are known problems in these areas and seeing them will help
This bug is fixed by the installer updates on the errata site.
I downloaded the boot-RHEA-1999:044.img, and the
updates-RHEA-1999:045.img files, verified them with md5sum and made
diskettes from them. I booted from the boot disk, and at the lilo
prompt entered "linux updates" and inserted the update disk when
prompted to do so.
It still reports no linux partitions found on my system when I choose
the upgrade installation method.
------- Additional Comments From 10/26/99 05:43 -------
I have got the sama problem, except I have only IDE-devices.
I downloaded bootnet-RHEA-1999:044.img and updates-RHEA-1999:045.img,
verified with md5sum, made them into diskettes and tried to update
with "linux updates expert". It asked for the update disk and read
it ok, but it still didn't detect any Linux partitions to update.
Here's my fstab
/dev/hda7 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/d vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/e vfat defaults 0 0
and fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1869 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 255 2048256 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 256 1869 12964455 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 766 1275 4096543+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 1276 1869 4771273+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 256 734 3847504+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 735 765 248976 82 Linux swap
We are aware that the "f"-type partition problem is not fixed in the
latest errata update. We are in the process of putting together
another errata release which will resolve this, but until then, the
best workaround is to temporarily change the "f"-type partition to
type "5" (also extended), perform the upgrade and then change the
partition back to type "f". Please refer to bug #5511 for more
information about this fix.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5511 ***