Bug 6247 - Upgrade using updated images fails with NTFS partition present
Upgrade using updated images fails with NTFS partition present
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-22 12:07 EDT by mnelson
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-22 12:28:36 EDT
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Description mnelson 1999-10-22 12:07:04 EDT
I am one of the unfortunate souls who has been bitten by the
NTFS bug in
the Red Hat 6.1 installer that bites when upgrading.  This
morning, I
created new "boot" and "updates" floppies from the new image
updates,
and tried once again to upgrade my system.  I used
boot-RHEA-1999:044.img and updates-RHEA-1999:044.img.
Failure.

Here is the sequence of events:

Boot from boot-RHEA-1999:044 boot disk, select English, US
kbd, insert
CD when requested, then inserted updates-RHEA-1999:044
floppy when
requested.

After the "Welcome!" screen, I selected "Upgrade Existing
Installation".

I got a window with "Error Mounting ext2 filesystem on hda1:
Invalid
Argument"

After hitting OK, I got an "Exception Occured" window with
the following
python traceback:


Traceback (inntermost last):

File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 225, in ?

  intf.run(todo, test = test)

File "/tmp/updates/text.py", line 1009, in run

  rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])

File "/tmp/updates/text.py", line 222, in __call__

  parts = todo.upgradeFindRoot()

File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1149, in upgradeFindRoot

  isys.umount('/mnt/sysimage')

File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/isys.py", line 8, in
umount

  return _isys.umount(what)

SystemError: (22, 'Invalid Argument')


My two disks are partitioned thustly:

hda:
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1       497   3992121    7
HPFS/NTFS     (Win NT4)
/dev/hda2           498       523    208845    6
FAT16

hdb:
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1         2     16033+  83
Linux         (/boot)
/dev/hdb2             3        35    265072+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb3            36       243   1670760   83
Linux         (scratch)
/dev/hdb4           244      1229   7920045   83
Linux         (Red Hat 6.0)

The 'scratch' partition (hdb3) is used for trying out
various Linux
distributions as they hit the streets, and may or may not
contain a
valid Linux installation of some sort or another.

I tried going to VC2 and mounting my / partition.  it worked
fine.


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Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 12:28:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6215 ***

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