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Re: anaconda doesn't detect old system



On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 16:09 -0300, Ben Steeves wrote:
> I have a server running FC2 that I'd like to upgrade to FC3.  I can't
> take the FC2 system out of service until I'm ready to do the upgrade,
> and I want to make sure it goes well, so I grabbed some older hardware
> and did a restore of the box's filesystem to the test machine.  I
> planned to upgrade the test machine as a sort of "dress rehearsal" for
> the real thing (I'm also training someone else and wanted them to have
> the experience...)
> 
> The test machine boots fine and for all intents and purposes it's a
> complete clone of the original box.  The problem comes when I boot FC3
> and try to do the upgrade: Anaconda never gives me the option to do an
> upgrade, it just goes right to the Disk Druid portion of the install.
> 
> So my question is this: what does Anaconda look at to detect old
> installations and how can I replicate whatever that is precicely
> enough on the test box that I'll get the option to upgrade?
> 
> Upgrading without Anaconda isn't really an option for this case, as
> it's certainly not recommended by Redhat.

I *think* anaconda looks for a partition with a file /etc/redhat-release
(in Fedora this is a symlink to fedora-release) to figure out the
distribution, and uses an fstab file from the same directory to work out
where the other partitions are.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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