Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67917
Hard disc install fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
My attempt to upgrade via iso images stored on my hard disk fails. This may be
because the isos are on the partition I am upgrading, but it has worked
previously (eg. for 7.3). Anyway the anaconda dump is attached.
I also noticed that the function key links on syslinux are inconsistent, and the
background to the buttons in the text install are white rather than red.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from boot.img floppy
2. Try to upgrade system from iso images on the root partition
Created attachment 63666 [details]
The same crash happened to me as well. Fortunately, I had the isos in a separate
partition, so I edited it out of /etc/fstab, and the installation continued ok.
I also observed the text install colors to be awkward.
Yeah, I got the same problem. I think I'll install from CD instead anyway.
What it seems is happening is that when the installer asks where the ISOs are,
it mounts that volume. Then when it goes to read your hard drive for packages
to install, it reads the fstab, and blindly mounts everything it can find in
there. Then the mount function complains that the volume with the CDs is
already mounted. Then the whole installer crashes. So the fix would be
something like going into the anaconda scripts and either
1. Add a check before mounting any FS to see if its already mounted
2. Store the ISO partition in a variable, and when you pull the partitions out
of the fstab, ignore that particular one.
3. Get the installer to ignore the error and continue, considering that it
probably won't impact anything (probably the worst solution).
I would like to add that it crashed on me too doing a *CD* based upgrade. I
changed my fstab
file and it fixed the problem.
diff fstab fstab.old
< /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0
> #/dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0
> /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro
> /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro
< /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro
> #/dev/hdb6 /opt reiserfs defaults 1 0
My CD based attempt to go from 7.3 to limbo also crashed but as far as I can see
from the dump at a different point. Sorry don't know how to try to fix it.
Colours seemed ok though.
Created attachment 64964 [details]
anaconda crash dump
Fix confirmed. Successfully upgraded from isos stored on the root filesystem.
Time tracking values updated