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Fedora Core 2 update from original CD-ROMs

Postby Lancer » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:30 am

I decided to stick original CD-ROMs int oa Fedora Core 2 setup (boot from them) in order to add missing KDE etc. and then worry about updating through update managers after. However - when I go through the process it detects my install, but after I've selected to upgrade that install, I get an error message saying that it cannot detect the swap partition and will reboot the machine (so we go around in circles).

I was sure I had a swap partition - this thing was originally set to "auto install". Sure enough, as root I fire up parted and see...

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Using /dev/hdb
Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hdb is
77545/16/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 503.999M.
(parted) p
Disk geometry for /dev/hdb: 0.000-38166.679 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031     99.914  primary   ext3        boot
2         99.914  37910.742  primary   ext3
3      37910.742  38166.679  primary   linux-swap

...also funny it should be detecting as hdb instead of hda methinks.

:( The result is I can't update from the CD-ROMs as it gives up saying there's no swap partion.
Anyone know of a remedy?
Last edited by Lancer on Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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RE: Fedora Core 2 update form original CD-ROMs

Postby ryptyde » Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:29 pm

I installed extras from the installation CD's from the FC2 menu "applications>System Settings>Add/Remove Applications". You should see what is installed already and if you want to add any apps you will be prompted for an "install disc".
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Re: Fedora Core 2 update from original CD-ROMs

Postby rrtrt » Sun May 15, 2005 4:32 pm


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