Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97229
RedHat Installer doesn't warn that an old version can't safely be upgraded.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:46 EDT
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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 6
2.Try to upgrade to 9 in one step.
The partition containing /usr had its superblock corrupted to the point that I doubt I'll ever recover t.
Either a successful upgrade or, at worst, refusal of the installer to try.
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
What version of the redhat-release package did you have installed?
The origanal report states quite clearly that I had RedHat 6.0 installed. What
is unclear about this?
With the version of the redhat-release package shipped there installed?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.