Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89186
Installer crashes when searching for prior Linux installations
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading for RH 8.0 to RH 9.0. Crashe when searching for prior linux
installations. If needed, I have a dump saved to diskette.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.booted from CD
2.Ran CD validation.
4.Installation stated searching for linux installations
Actual Results: bugzilla crash message comes up.
Expected Results: Anaconda would find RH 8.0 installed on my system.
Please attach the crash dump.
Created attachment 91230 [details]
Crash dump for 89186
Created attachment 91408 [details]
crash dump from upgrade RH 8 to 9
I have the same problem with my upgrade from RH Linux (with SGI XFS extension)
8 to 9. The generated crash dump has been attached to this bug.
Is the original bug reporter using xfs as well?
We do not support XFS.
I think, that this problem is not related to XFS but anaconda!
To my knowledge, I am not running xfs. If it is loaded, Red Hat 8 loaded when I
For a better understanding -- with XFS I mean the journaling filesystem coming
from SGI, not the font server. The installation CD with XFS coming from SGI
(ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs) is the modified CD #1 from RedHat
distribution with additional XFS (filesystem) support.
We do not support the XFS filesystem.
I don't need support for XFS filesystem, but for anaconda. It denies the
successfull "normal" upgrade to release 9. Yesteday I could process a upgrade
due starting the linux kernel with NOPROBE option.