Bug 91389 - doesn't handle ext3,ext2 syntax in /etc/fstab
Summary: doesn't handle ext3,ext2 syntax in /etc/fstab
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-22 07:00 UTC by Seppo Pietikainen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 18:32:37 UTC
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Anaconda dump from failed upgrade to 9.0 (45.10 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-22 07:02 UTC, Seppo Pietikainen
no flags Details
/etc/fstab from RH 7.3 (1.00 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-23 03:38 UTC, Seppo Pietikainen
no flags Details

Description Seppo Pietikainen 2003-05-22 07:00:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes whe upgrading from 7.3 to 9.0:
An unhandled exception has occurred.
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py"m line 761, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 1260m in mountFileSystems
 if isinstance ( root.device , LogicalVolumeDevice );
 AttributeError:'NoneType' object has no attribute 'device'

And the update aborts.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from RH CD

Actual Results:  RH9 update aborts

Expected Results:  RH7.3 should have been upgraded to 9.0

Additional info:

Comment 1 Seppo Pietikainen 2003-05-22 07:02:45 UTC
Created attachment 91883 [details]
Anaconda dump from failed upgrade to 9.0

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-22 15:30:42 UTC
Could you attach your /etc/fstab file please?

Comment 3 Seppo Pietikainen 2003-05-23 03:38:51 UTC
Created attachment 91908 [details]
/etc/fstab from RH 7.3 

I tried the upgrade with "LABEL=/ / ..." and with "/dev/hda3 / ..." without
change in behavior.

-- Seppo P.

Comment 4 Seppo Pietikainen 2003-05-23 03:55:26 UTC
I added /etc/fstab as an attachment. I'll try next with just 'ext2' for / and

Some additional info:
Cpu:   AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
Motherboard: Epox 8K5A (based on VIA KT333 AGPset (KT333 + VT8235)
Memory: 1GB

$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3              54G  9.4G   42G  19% /
/dev/hda1              45M   13M   30M  29% /boot
none                  441M     0  441M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb               37G  4.2G   30G  12% /free

/dev/hda identity (from /proc/ide/hda/identify): IC35L060AVER07-0

(I also tried to install with /dev/hdb commented out in 'fstab')

-- Seppo P (Fri May 23 06:56:50 EEST 2003)

Comment 5 Seppo Pietikainen 2003-05-23 12:40:51 UTC
I removed 'ext3' from the fstab entries and that did the trick!
So, now I have RH9.0 installed and running (with ext3)

I only wish that 'anaconda' would be more informative in its error messages ;(

I think this bug can be closed now...

-- Seppo P.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-05-23 16:42:54 UTC
Updating subject to reflect root cause.

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-24 23:42:19 UTC
Fixed in CVS

Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:32:37 UTC
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed).  If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.

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