[TriLUG] Big problems with a Red Hat 7.2 -> 7.3 upgrade
jtower at nc.rr.com
Wed Jun 19 23:09:52 EDT 2002
1. if you had seperate partitions for things like /home or /var you could
re-run the installation and use them without reformatting, thereby
preserving your data. this type of problem is exactly why it's not a good
idea to use one big partition for /.
2. failing that, you could remove the disk, stick it in another box, mount
the partitions, and extract your critical data.
personally, i've not been impressed with rh73, it's caused me FAR more
grief than any other version. i've installed it on half a dozen boxes but
went back to using 7.2.
> Back in May, I pulled the Red Hat 7.3 ISOs off of the LUGs mirror. I
> finally had the time to try the upgrade today.
> I made it through to the package install. The installer was happily
> copying packages to my machine when it got to kdebase. It complained
> that I was out of disk space (I appear to have plenty still), have bad
> media, or encountered a hardware failure.
> Now my system is in a half-upgraded state. The first CD is possibly a
> faulty burn (mounts fine, how else would I check it?). I did run
> md5sum to check the ISO images before burning CDs. I can't seem to
> access the CD drive now. Any suggestions? How do I procede? Could
> it be a hard disk problem? How would I tell? I've never hit an
> install problem like this, and I'm not sure how to proceed.
> I do have some options here. I have two other machines in the house
> (neither with a ton of disk space). I also still have the ISO images
> on the hard drive of the machine that's now half-upgraded. Any help
> is greatly appreciated!
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