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  1. F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 7 to Fedora 9. The installer gives an
    error saying it wants labels not devices and aborts. What should I do to
    continue?

    # cat /etc/fstab
    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1
    1
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1
    2
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0
    0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0
    0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0
    0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0
    0
    LABEL=SWAP-sda3 swap swap defaults 0
    0
    #/dev/sdb2 /mnt/fc6 ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb3 /mnt/fc6/home ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb5 /mnt/fc6/usr ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb10 /mnt/fc6/var ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb7 /mnt/fc6/usr/local ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb9 /mnt/fc6/opt ext3 defaults 1
    2



    # cat /etc/grub.conf
    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
    file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora (2.6.23.17-88.fc7)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.17-88.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
    initrd /initrd-2.6.23.17-88.fc7.img
    title Fedora (2.6.23.15-80.fc7)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.15-80.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
    initrd /initrd-2.6.23.15-80.fc7.img


    # /sbin/blkid
    /dev/sda3: TYPE="swap" LABEL="SWAP-sda3"
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="/" UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="/boot" UUID="86372469-a2da-448c-9518-f3aed348388b"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="ff3973fa-12f8-4dd7-bcc6-a39fc8069263" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb2: UUID="7d9f73de-24ac-4517-bd89-611ee7888f6b" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb3: UUID="002a66ef-f665-4be4-b477-a42230b9a4cd" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="b58bb8cd-47cd-4a64-8811-8b11cd0b78f4" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb6: UUID="832c1406-cd1e-4cb8-9858-a0cc85b1d176" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb7: UUID="1b8bae31-6b68-4299-9f7b-4d4cb7f0b0bf" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb9: UUID="c367737e-2400-4b05-b28b-decd0fe88013" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb10: UUID="637e20d9-28d3-491a-bffa-6b5bd55cd944" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb8: TYPE="swap"
    /dev/root: LABEL="/" UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

    rh


  2. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:25:10 +0300, Robert Hampf wrote:

    > I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 7 to Fedora 9. The installer gives an
    > error saying it wants labels not devices and aborts. What should I do
    > to continue?
    >
    > # cat /etc/fstab
    > LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults
    > 1 1
    > LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults
    > 1 2
    > tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults
    > 0 0
    > devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620
    > 0 0
    > sysfs /sys sysfs defaults
    > 0 0
    > proc /proc proc defaults
    > 0 0
    > LABEL=SWAP-sda3 swap swap defaults
    > 0 0
    > #/dev/sdb2 /mnt/fc6 ext3 defaults 1 2
    > #/dev/sdb3 /mnt/fc6/home ext3 defaults 1 2
    > #/dev/sdb5 /mnt/fc6/usr ext3 defaults 1 2
    > #/dev/sdb10 /mnt/fc6/var ext3 defaults 1 2
    > #/dev/sdb7 /mnt/fc6/usr/local ext3 defaults 1 2
    > #/dev/sdb9 /mnt/fc6/opt ext3 defaults 1 2
    >
    >
    >
    > # cat /etc/grub.conf
    > # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    > #
    > # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
    > file
    > # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all
    > kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root
    > (hd0,0)
    > # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2 # initrd
    > /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/sda
    > default=0
    > timeout=5
    > splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu
    > title Fedora (2.6.23.17-88.fc7)
    > root (hd0,0)
    > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.17-88.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb initrd
    > /initrd-2.6.23.17-88.fc7.img
    > title Fedora (2.6.23.15-80.fc7)
    > root (hd0,0)
    > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.15-80.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb initrd
    > /initrd-2.6.23.15-80.fc7.img
    >
    >
    > # /sbin/blkid
    > /dev/sda3: TYPE="swap" LABEL="SWAP-sda3" /dev/sda2: LABEL="/"
    > UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sda1: LABEL="/boot" UUID="86372469-a2da-448c-9518-f3aed348388b"
    > SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb1: UUID="ff3973fa-12f8-4dd7-bcc6-a39fc8069263" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb2: UUID="7d9f73de-24ac-4517-bd89-611ee7888f6b" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb3: UUID="002a66ef-f665-4be4-b477-a42230b9a4cd" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb5: UUID="b58bb8cd-47cd-4a64-8811-8b11cd0b78f4" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb6: UUID="832c1406-cd1e-4cb8-9858-a0cc85b1d176" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb7: UUID="1b8bae31-6b68-4299-9f7b-4d4cb7f0b0bf" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb9: UUID="c367737e-2400-4b05-b28b-decd0fe88013" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb10: UUID="637e20d9-28d3-491a-bffa-6b5bd55cd944" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    > TYPE="ext3"
    > /dev/sdb8: TYPE="swap"
    > /dev/root: LABEL="/" UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487"
    > SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    >
    > rh


    Don't do an upgrade, do a clean install. Copy any /etc/ files that you
    what to preserve to another partition so that you can restore them later.
    Obviously you'll want to use the custom partition option when you do the
    install so that you can add in all of your mount points. Also if you have
    a spare partition you should use that for your new install instead of your
    current / partition. I always have at least two partitions on my boxes so
    that I can do my fresh installs without removing the current OS, that way
    I can go back to the previous distro if I don't think the current version
    is ready.

  3. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    General Schvantzkopf hélt þessu fram:
    >
    > Don't do an upgrade, do a clean install. Copy any /etc/ files that you
    > what to preserve to another partition so that you can restore them
    > later. Obviously you'll want to use the custom partition option when you
    > do the install so that you can add in all of your mount points. Also if
    > you have a spare partition you should use that for your new install
    > instead of your current / partition. I always have at least two
    > partitions on my boxes so that I can do my fresh installs without
    > removing the current OS, that way I can go back to the previous distro
    > if I don't think the current version is ready.


    I usually do a fresh install every second or third release. It's quite a
    task however since I have a lot of own stuff scattered around the file
    system. I guess I should try to keep it in /opt and /usr/local (and I
    try) but then there are things that have to be in certain places...

    Now I would like to skip the rebuilding-the-system part and just do an
    upgrade. The installer however doesn't let me do that as it says I don't
    use labels which I think I do.

    rh

  4. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    Robert Hampf schreef:
    > General Schvantzkopf hélt þessu fram:
    >> Don't do an upgrade, do a clean install. Copy any /etc/ files that you
    >> what to preserve to another partition so that you can restore them
    >> later. Obviously you'll want to use the custom partition option when you
    >> do the install so that you can add in all of your mount points. Also if
    >> you have a spare partition you should use that for your new install
    >> instead of your current / partition. I always have at least two
    >> partitions on my boxes so that I can do my fresh installs without
    >> removing the current OS, that way I can go back to the previous distro
    >> if I don't think the current version is ready.

    >
    > I usually do a fresh install every second or third release. It's quite a
    > task however since I have a lot of own stuff scattered around the file
    > system. I guess I should try to keep it in /opt and /usr/local (and I
    > try) but then there are things that have to be in certain places...
    >
    > Now I would like to skip the rebuilding-the-system part and just do an
    > upgrade. The installer however doesn't let me do that as it says I don't
    > use labels which I think I do.
    >
    > rh

    Robert,


    Are talking about filesystem labels?

    Look at your /etc/fstab.
    Do you see a line like this:
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2

    Or like:
    /dev/hda /boot ext3 defaults 1 2

    The first is based on filesytem labels, the second does not use them.
    e2label can used to show or set the labels.


    Kind regards,


    Jan Gerrit

  5. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    Jan Gerrit Kootstra hélt þessu fram:
    >
    > Are talking about filesystem labels?
    >
    > Look at your /etc/fstab.
    > Do you see a line like this:
    > LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1
    > 2
    >
    > Or like:
    > /dev/hda /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
    >
    > The first is based on filesytem labels, the second does not use them.


    Yes, that's what puzzels me. To my understanding I use labels but the
    installer still says I'm using devices.

    rh


    # cat /etc/fstab
    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1
    1
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1
    2
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0
    0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0
    0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0
    0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0
    0
    LABEL=SWAP-sda3 swap swap defaults 0
    0
    #/dev/sdb2 /mnt/fc6 ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb3 /mnt/fc6/home ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb5 /mnt/fc6/usr ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb10 /mnt/fc6/var ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb7 /mnt/fc6/usr/local ext3 defaults 1
    2
    #/dev/sdb9 /mnt/fc6/opt ext3 defaults 1
    2


    # cat /etc/grub.conf
    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
    file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora (2.6.23.17-88.fc7)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.17-88.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
    initrd /initrd-2.6.23.17-88.fc7.img
    title Fedora (2.6.23.15-80.fc7)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.15-80.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
    initrd /initrd-2.6.23.15-80.fc7.img


    # /sbin/blkid
    /dev/sda3: TYPE="swap" LABEL="SWAP-sda3"
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="/" UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="/boot" UUID="86372469-a2da-448c-9518-f3aed348388b"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="ff3973fa-12f8-4dd7-bcc6-a39fc8069263" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb2: UUID="7d9f73de-24ac-4517-bd89-611ee7888f6b" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb3: UUID="002a66ef-f665-4be4-b477-a42230b9a4cd" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="b58bb8cd-47cd-4a64-8811-8b11cd0b78f4" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb6: UUID="832c1406-cd1e-4cb8-9858-a0cc85b1d176" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb7: UUID="1b8bae31-6b68-4299-9f7b-4d4cb7f0b0bf" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb9: UUID="c367737e-2400-4b05-b28b-decd0fe88013" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb10: UUID="637e20d9-28d3-491a-bffa-6b5bd55cd944" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
    TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb8: TYPE="swap"
    /dev/root: LABEL="/" UUID="d2aabb1c-5144-4462-884f-22e65cc6e487"
    SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"



  6. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:13:15 +0300, Robert Hampf wrote:

    > General Schvantzkopf hélt þessu fram:
    >>
    >> Don't do an upgrade, do a clean install. Copy any /etc/ files that you
    >> what to preserve to another partition so that you can restore them
    >> later. Obviously you'll want to use the custom partition option when
    >> you do the install so that you can add in all of your mount points.
    >> Also if you have a spare partition you should use that for your new
    >> install instead of your current / partition. I always have at least two
    >> partitions on my boxes so that I can do my fresh installs without
    >> removing the current OS, that way I can go back to the previous distro
    >> if I don't think the current version is ready.

    >
    > I usually do a fresh install every second or third release. It's quite
    > a task however since I have a lot of own stuff scattered around the file
    > system. I guess I should try to keep it in /opt and /usr/local (and I
    > try) but then there are things that have to be in certain places...
    >
    > Now I would like to skip the rebuilding-the-system part and just do an
    > upgrade. The installer however doesn't let me do that as it says I
    > don't use labels which I think I do.
    >
    > rh


    Your own stuff should never be on the / partition it should be on some
    other partition that doesn't get reformatted during an install. The /
    partition should be reserved for the distro only. If you want to have
    things in the distro created tree use soft links to directories on the
    permanent partitions. For example I keep my software in /home/local/tools
    and my scripts in /home/local/csh, I have soft links in /usr/local to
    those directories so that my software appears to be in /usr/local/tools
    and my scripts in /usr/local/csh.

    As long as you reserve the / partition of Redhat's use you can do a clean
    install anytime you want without having to waste more than a few minutes
    setting things up again.

  7. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    Robert Hampf wrote:
    ....
    > I usually do a fresh install every second or third release. It's quite a
    > task however since I have a lot of own stuff scattered around the file
    > system. I guess I should try to keep it in /opt and /usr/local (and I
    > try) but then there are things that have to be in certain places...


    Is that really what you meant to say? Sounds like you are saying you are
    keeping your working files, not applications there.

    > Now I would like to skip the rebuilding-the-system part and just do an
    > upgrade. The installer however doesn't let me do that as it says I don't
    > use labels which I think I do.


    My problem is only with the apps I add which do not come from the
    distribution like cinelerra. My working directory is a simlink to another
    drive entirely. With the price of drives these days there is almost no excuse
    not to do this.

    NOTE: Shut off or disconnect the second drive when doing a new installation
    else the installation program will included it in the logical volume and
    reformat it.

    --
    Charon won't take counterfeit coins.
    -- The Iron Webmaster, 4037
    http://www.giwersworld.org/holo/nizgas3.html a4

  8. Re: F7 -> F9: Installer wants labels not devices

    Matt Giwer hélt þessu fram:
    >
    > Is that really what you meant to say? Sounds like you are saying

    you
    > are
    > keeping your working files, not applications there.


    There are files in /etc that didn't come with Fedora. Also in /var
    (e. g. /var/spool) etc. Moving them to a new system wouldn't take many
    days but I fear overlooking something. Thats why you se a trailer of an
    old system in my /etc/fstab. Last time I did a clean install.

    rh

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