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Old 02-15-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
pippos
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Unhappy Mandrake 10 beta 2 can't upgrade 9.2


I try to upgrade my Mandrake 9.2 with the new 10beta2, but during the installation , after I have chosen to upgrade the 9.2 and I have accepted the license I receive a message that sounds something like that: "Ooops I can't find root partition" and I can do nothing more, I can only click OK and the window reappears with the same message.

I tried to select also the english language (not italian) or the expert mode but nothing changed. If I select install mode (not upgrade) it seems to go on, but I would like to upgrade, not to install and obviously I don't agree with their intentions to format my hard drive...

Do you think I have downloaded 1950 MB for nothing? Do you think there is a solution for this? Is it a known bug? (I have found nothing similar in this forum)...

bye!

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Old 02-15-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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You could try searching the r10 bug list. You have to spend a minute setting up an account in order to send a bug, but if it helps smooth out the new release, all the better.

Here is the Mandrake bug list main page:

http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/

I tried a few searches like 'update root partition' and the like, but they all came back empty.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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try adding the cooker source to urpmi and then doing a manual urpmi upgrade.
you would probably do:
urpmi glibc drakconf rpmdrake kdebase
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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I found it

I've found it: http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/show_bug.cgi?id=7757

Quote:
10.0B2 - Upgrade Fails on Asus A7V600 system due to using p-ata rather than s-ata disks.

The (2.6.1) kernel the installer runs enumerates the sata ide interfaces before
the pata ide interfaces. It then becomes confused - complains it can't find the
root partition (which it had already found - and asked if I wanted to upgrade
"10.0 Cooker")). A similar issue existed a long while ago in MDK 7(?) or so
with PCI IDE cards and reverse enumeration.

Workaround: boot with the 2.4 series install kernel or pass ide0=... ide1=...
but neither of this is elegant. The latter is certainly not appropriate for
newbies.
I have exactly the same motherboard and the same problem

How can I boot with the 2.4 install kernel?

Thanks

Bye
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:41 PM   #5
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You need to make a bootdisk with one of the images in the images/alternatives/ directory on CD1. I would think you would use cdrom.img-2.4.25-0.pre7.2mdkBOOT. Just go to the alternatives directory and do the following with a floppy in your drive.

dd if=cdrom.img-2.4.25-0.pre7.2mdkBOOT of=/dev/fd0

Then boot off the floppy and it will tell you when to insert the CD's.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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The kernel /bin/bash/ suggested doesn't work for me because the kernel module agpgart doesn't work right.
You might not have the same problem since i am running an intel 810 graphics card.
But I just wanted to let you know
 
  


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