Subject: install/12020: Sysinst refuses upgrade unnecessarily (overzealous fscking)
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From: Rhialto <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/21/2001 08:46:19
>Number:         12020
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Sysinst refuses upgrade unnecessarily (overzealous fscking)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 21 08:49:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Rhialto
>Release:        1.5
System: NetBSD 1.5.1_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5.1_ALPHA (AZENOMEI) #14: Thu Jan 11 01:09:29 CET 2001 alpha

	I was trying to upgrade my Alpha with sysinst on sd0. I know the
	standard kernel cannot handle my wd0 but no system stuff is on
	it, so it should not make a difference.

	So sysinst asks if I want to install on sd0 or wd0, I choose
	sd0, and it starts to fsck.  Then, guess what happens: it tries
	to fsck wd0a, and fails. Then it aborts the upgrade.

	I think that if I choose sd0, wd0 should not be checked. On the
	other hand, it is a peeve of mine that sysinst does not support
	installs spread out over multiple disks, so maybe that is too
	drastic. Sysinst could check mount points, and/or ask the user
	if this partition should be ignored (thus not mounted) during
	the upgrade.

	see above.

	Workaround (thanks to Pållen): remove or comment out wd0a from
	the fstab before the upgrade procedure.

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert - rhialto@polder --Soep van de dag, wat zal dat zijn
\X/     --wat kan dat wezen, beter maar het ergste vrezen -Boy Bensdorp
 Sysinst refuses upgrade unnecessarily (overzealous fscking)
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