Bug 97229 - RedHat Installer doesn't warn that an old version can't safely be upgraded.
Summary: RedHat Installer doesn't warn that an old version can't safely be upgraded.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-06-11 17:43 UTC by Joe Zeff
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-14 16:42:59 UTC
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Description Joe Zeff 2003-06-11 17:43:49 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to upgrade any version of RedHat below 6.2 will fail, trashing your system, but the installer doesn't warn you.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat 6, and installer to upgrade to 9.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 6
2.Try to upgrade to 9 in one step.
Actual results:
The partition containing /usr had its superblock corrupted to the point that I doubt I'll ever recover t.

Expected results:
Either a successful upgrade or, at worst, refusal of the installer to try.

Additional info:
Now, the rescue function on your install CD crashes while trying to load, because it can't read the partition.  It doesn't even get to the point of asking if I want the 
filesystems scanned or mounted

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-12 18:20:46 UTC
What version of the redhat-release package did you have installed?

Comment 2 Joe Zeff 2003-06-13 19:40:10 UTC
The origanal report states quite clearly that I had RedHat 6.0 installed. What 
is unclear about this?

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-13 19:48:27 UTC
With the version of the redhat-release package shipped there installed?

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-14 16:42:59 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.

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