mdraid and hpa upgrade issues (was: Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap)

Tony Nelson tonynelson at
Fri May 25 01:55:33 UTC 2007

At 3:43 PM -0400 5/24/07, Jesse Keating wrote:
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>On Thursday 24 May 2007 15:36:16 Tony Nelson wrote:
>> Well, this keeps me from upgrading to F7!
>> How serious a problem results from doing an installer upgrade from FCx to
>> F7, no repartitioning?  Is it going to cause massive data loss for
>> unsuspecting users, or does the Anaconda notice and stop the process?
>> Would a respin be needed to get the installer to work for them (me)
>> (assuming they recovered from the first upgrade attempt)?
>It wouldn't allow you to reuse the partition.  There shouldn't be any data
>loss, it would just be unable to deal with the existing disk/partition table.
>An updates.img might take care of it, but it may also need a new kernel, which
>would be a respin.

I am reassured.  Thank you.
TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson at>
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