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Re: Unable to upgrade to Psyche



fdisk will let you blow away the linux partitions and leave the XP stuff
intact. It's d for delete and then it asks you which partition

Dave

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 03:52, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> Tell the installer to format the partitions.  if you have /home on a
> different partition then dont format it.  have it auto partition if you
> want,  but tell it you want to verify what it does and make sure
> partitions are formated.  should be ok then.
> 
> Dennis
> 
> On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 18:39, ig9f05jg0102 sneakemail com wrote:
> > From: Dave Robbins <drobbins drobbins net>
> > 
> >  > hmm,
> >  > you mean you re-installed from scratch and reformated the disk and
> >  > still had this problem??
> > 
> > Yes, I did a new install from a cold boot of the boxed RH 8.0 CD
> > 
> >  > what did you do, let diskdruid format it for you?
> > 
> > Yes, I let druid do the format, but it was an existing partition from 
> > where Psyche had been running.
> > 
> >  >> since you have a totally hosed system, format it with a dos disk so
> >  >> linux will see it as a totally alien filesystem and realize
> >  >> everything has to go away.alternatively you can use linux/fdisk to 
> > go >> in and blow away the current partitions.
> > 
> > Well, not totally hosed, as I have the bloatwareXP on the system.  I was 
> > so happy with Psyche, that I was close to losing it, and hadn't booted 
> > into XP since October or so when Psyche hit the streets, (and I used 7.2 
> > before that - heck in some fashion, I've used RH since v. 3.x) but now 
> > somewhat glad I still had XP to be able to get online and check mail, 
> > and orders, and get some amount of help, which didn't solve the problem, 
> >   but without a functioning partition, I'd have been really hosed.
> > 
> > I've also spent a couple days/nights rebuilding 7.3 to function,  but I 
> > want 8.0 and Phoebe when it's released.  I like cutting edge stuff, just 
> > not bleeding edge ;-)
> > 
> > 
> >  >> Sounds like you need to make the installer realize that "hey, we're 
> >  >> starting from scratch". Is it possible your using the workstation
> >  >> install option and maybe it see's the correct partitions already
> >  >> there so it doesn't format?
> > 
> > No, I used the "install everything" option; servers and all of the parts 
> > and pieces, which is what I'd used before as well, plus had updated it 
> > all religiously with RHN  and apt-get/synaptic
> > 
> > *How can I "make the installer realize that "hey, we're starting from 
> > scratch"".* without a fdisk of the entire system, just hda3-5?
> > 
> > Ken
> > 
> >  >> Dave
> > On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 21:22, ig9f05jg0102 sneakemail com wrote:
> > 
> >  >> I had been running Psyche very successfully with a RedHat boxed set
> >  >> since it was released.  I attempted to upgrade my nv drivers to
> >  >> nvidia drivers and ended up fscking the entire system.  After three 
> >  >> days of trying to fix it, with some amount of help, I gave up and
> >  >> tried to format and install freshly.
> >  >>
> >  >> This resulted in no joy ;-(
> >  >>
> >  >> It would act perfectly normal up until the part where it says
> >  >> Installing
> >  >> packages, with glibc-common-2.2.93-5  (the first file) and hangs ...
> >  >> forever
> >  >> Total 0
> >  >> Completed 0
> >  >> Remaining 0
> >  >>
> >  >> I then did a mediacheck on all three disks, and all three returned
> >  >> PASS.
> >  >>
> >  >> The irony is that I was able to install Valhalla 7.3 and it installed
> >  >> and runs great,  but after being used to Psyche, it isn't what I
> >  >> want.
> >  >>
> >  >> I have tried to upgrade Valhalla to Psyche and it goes through all of
> >  >> the steps as usual, but gets to that same point and hangs, too.
> >  >>
> >  >> Does anyone have any idea what the problem is, or how to get Psyche 
> >  >> to come to the party?
> -- 
> Dennis Gilmore <dennis dgilmore net>






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