Bug 7126 - Doesn't want to update OS on /dev/hdb1
Doesn't want to update OS on /dev/hdb1
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-18 20:36 EST by Alex Kozlov
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 08:38:28 EST
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Description Alex Kozlov 1999-11-18 20:36:00 EST

I am running a system that has RedHat Linux 6.0 on /dev/hdb (I have
Windows NT on /dev/hda).  When I try to upgrade the system with
RedHat 6.1 that I recently bought, it gives me an error:

Error mounting ext2 filesystem on hda1: Invalid argument

Then it says that install exited abnormally.

Why is it looking at /dev/hda1 at all when I want to upgrade OS on
/dev/hdb?  What should I do (to erase my Windows partitions on
the first drive is not an option).

I am using your latest updates-RHEA-1999:045.img boot images.
Comment 1 swift 2000-01-04 13:22:59 EST
Same goes for me, on /dev/hda3

Peter Lu (swift@world.std.com)
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 03:07:59 EST
assign to installer
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 08:38:59 EST
It is looking at /dev/hda1 because the installer is trying to determine all of
the installations on the system which are valid for upgrade.  The problem with
it trying to mount your NTFS partition as an ext2 filesystem is a known bug in
6.1 and is fixed via errata boot images.
Comment 4 swift 2000-02-14 14:16:59 EST
And where may I ask are these updated boot images?  The 6.1 errata/bug-fix
area only has some image that dates back to Oct. 22, 1999, which ARE the ones
I used and which are the ones that have bugs.  The description mentions some
NTFS fix, but it is either not the solution or not the full solution to the
boot upgrade problem.  Thanks for any info.

Peter Lu
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-16 08:15:59 EST
Those are indeed the errata images that I am talking about.  The errata images
fix the problem with the upgrade process trying to mount NTFS partitions as ext2
partitions.  This appears to be the problem you are having.  If you are using
the updated images, as well as booting the system with "linux updates" and
inserting the updates disk when prompted and still getting this error, then
there is very likely a problem with the updates disk itself.  How are you
creating the updates disk?  Are you dd'ing the image out from linux or using

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