Bug 880373 - Fedora 16 -> 17 Ugradee via DVD failes when encountering an unmountable CIFS fielsystem inf fstab
Summary: Fedora 16 -> 17 Ugradee via DVD failes when encountering an unmountable CIFS ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-11-26 20:29 UTC by Bill Klingler
Modified: 2013-03-16 01:08 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-03-16 01:08:34 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Bill Klingler 2012-11-26 20:29:58 UTC
Description of problem:
Fedora Upgrade via DVD from 16 to 17 fails.  After some analysis, I found that my system had a CIFS file system in its fstab that was not mountable at the time of the upgrade. 

When I commented out the CIFS filesystem(s) from the fstab and rerun the upgrade it worked fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1- Add a CIFS file system in the /etc/fstab that is not mountable:
//  /v      cifs    username=vpi-us/linux,password=something   1 1

2 - When you run the upgrade it will hang/fail.
Actual results:
Failed Upgrade

Expected results:
Successful Upgrade

Additional info:

This may be related to Bug 826738

Comment 1 Juno Krahn 2013-03-08 17:42:32 UTC
This also happens when an ISO file is specified as the device, mounted with the "loop" option. Also, I was unable to submit the bug with the built-in bug reporting system, because the reporter triggers a new exception, apparently while gathering information about the system state.

Comment 2 Brian Lane 2013-03-16 01:08:34 UTC
We now ignore unknown fstab entries.

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