Bug 82872 - fails upgrading from 8.0 - cant handle partition table
Summary: fails upgrading from 8.0 - cant handle partition table
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-28 00:06 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-25 15:25:35 UTC

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Description Chris Ricker 2003-01-28 00:06:57 UTC
I have several machines with the following drive in them:

[root@winsucks root]# hdparm -i /dev/hda


 Model=SAMSUNG SV2001H, FwRev=QN100-07, SerialNo=0399J1DRA16750
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=38997, SectSize=619, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=1945kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=39179952
 IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5 
 AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 1:  1 2 3 4 5 6

[root@winsucks root]# 

On the first of these machines which I tried upgrading from 8.0 to beta4, I got
an error message:

"partition table of unexpected type loop for your arch"

I was only able to install beta4 by re-initializing the partition table and
doing a fresh install. Upgrading was not an option.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 05:40:14 UTC
That's from parted, but if you've blown it away, there's a good chance that
there's not much more that can be done for it now :/

Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-01-28 05:56:43 UTC
I've still got a room full of the machines running 8.0, so if it's at all
reproducible I should be able to do so ;-)

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2003-02-04 04:28:04 UTC
can you reproduce this and make sure to get the partition table off the drive
with "dd if=/dev/hda of=bs.bin count=2048 count=1" ?

Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2003-02-11 05:46:16 UTC
any luck?

Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2003-02-11 06:13:04 UTC
I'll try to reproduce it when I'm back in town from this business trip....

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-13 17:24:57 UTC

Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2003-02-19 04:56:22 UTC
any luck?

Comment 8 Chris Ricker 2003-02-19 20:46:37 UTC
I'll get back next Wed or Thursday (maybe later if we have more @#$% snow like I
encountered trying to get to Boston ;-)

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-22 16:18:04 UTC
Any luck?

Comment 10 Chris Ricker 2003-04-25 13:07:05 UTC
I just tried on another one of the machines -- it upgraded successfully

Comment 11 Chris Ricker 2003-04-25 15:25:35 UTC
I'm going to close this out. I can't reproduce it on the two boxes I've tried,
so there's not a lot you can do about whatever might have caused it the first

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