Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8582
HD access error then setup hangs
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:40:46 EST
I am attempting to upgrade a Red Hat Linux 5.1 installation with 6.1,
using the new graphical setup program. The PC is an Intel P233-MMX.
After "Upgrade" is selected, the message is displayed:
Error mounting ext2 filesystem on hda1: invalid argument
Then OK is pressed the program says "searching for Red Hat installations"
It may be relevant that the current Red Hat 5.1 is installed in hdb1 and
the swap partition is in hdb2.
Jack Botner firstname.lastname@example.org
The same error occurs with the text installation program.
My guess is that you have a NTFS partition on /dev/hda1. There is a known bug
in the 6.1 installer which caused it to try and mount NTFS partitions as ext2
partitions. Of course, this does not work and the installer crashes out with
the message that you quoted. If this is the case (you have a NTFS partition)
then the problem is fixed when using the errata boot images available from
updates.redhat.com as well as mirrors. Please reopen this bug if you continue
to have problems.