Bug 71630 - Anaconda fails with exception when upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3 with root located on Raid 1 disks.
Anaconda fails with exception when upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3 with root locate...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-15 18:41 EDT by Mike Watson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Ananconda dump file created when exception occurred. (72.44 KB, text/plain)
2002-08-15 18:43 EDT, Mike Watson
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Description Mike Watson 2002-08-15 18:41:28 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.

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Mike Watson 2002-08-15 18:43:05 EDT
Created attachment 70965 [details]
Ananconda dump file created when exception occurred.
Comment 2 Mike Watson 2002-08-18 11:14:59 EDT
Typoed the CPU type.  It's an AMD K6-2 (i586) not a K5-2.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-19 12:10:04 EDT
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.

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