Problems with upgrade
ptomblin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 00:45:13 UTC 2004
I'm upgrading my system from RedHat 9 to Fedora Core 3. My machine
has been quite stable for 2 years or more. It's got two Athlon MP
1800+ processors, and all partitions are reiserfs.
After upgrading, I was getting tons of DMA errors, especially on the
drive that is on the second IDE controller (/dev/hdc1). After half
and hour or so, it totally corrupted my mp3 collection, which of
course I didn't have backed up (although 20Gb of it is on my iPod).
Even after unmounting it, I got some errors on my CDROM (/dev/hdd).
The next time I tried rebooting, it started complaining about errors
and dropping me into single user mode, even though fsck showed no
At this point I gave up, and I'm currently restoring from backups
(which is why I can't give you the exact text of the messages.)
Let me know when it's safe to install FC3, ok?
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