Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71630
Anaconda fails with exception when upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3 with root located on Raid 1 disks.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading existing 7.2 system (AMD K5-2, 500 MHZ, 294MB MEM, Root on raid 1- 15gb.
Downloaded ISO from Red Hat, checked ISO with md5sum---all good. Ran "linux mediacheck" all pass. Had earlier identical problem, researched
Bugzilla, downloaded "73raid.img." Installed proceded, got to screen after find all packages to upgrade. When if finally got to screen that said,
"About to upgrade," hit "Next" buttom. After a few moments, exception occured. Saved dump info to floppy. CDs would not automatically boot, had to
use install floppy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. First 7.3 cd in cdrom drive, booted from floppy created from 7.3 boot.img.
2. At text menu screen, entered "linux updates" and hit enter
3. followed instructions, and inserted disk created from 73raid.img. Acaconda began as usual. Detected MD0 and I indicated that root was on
md0. Went through upgrade files scan (took long time.) Finally screen appeared sawying beyond this point it would begin to write to disk. Hit "next"
button, and after a moment exception occured.
Actual Results: Exception occured
Expected Results: Would begin to copy upgrade files from CDROM to disks
This is a home-built server for small ISP for a number of churches and theif members. It contains web, pop3 and sendmail for the use of the
member churches. It has been in operation since RH Linux 6.2 being upgraded with each version. Current version is 7.3 with all current errata
Since Limbo has been release, I want to upgrade to 7.3. I normally stay one release behind. This bug prevents be from upgrading to 7.3 from 7.2.
Created attachment 70965 [details]
Ananconda dump file created when exception occurred.
Typoed the CPU type. It's an AMD K6-2 (i586) not a K5-2.
Its a bad CD or drive:
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 1114040
<4>hdd: tray open
During the install the drive is accessed differently (more random seeks) and
this seems to expose problems that a checksum test (which is sequentially
reading the disc) doesn't.