Another heads up for F17 upgrades from F16 (via yum)

Richard Vickery richard.vickeryrv at
Tue May 15 15:09:10 UTC 2012

What I get when I attempt to install TC4 is the following:

mount: unknown filesystem type 'DM_snapshot_cow'

dracut Warning: Can't mount root filesystem

Dropping to debug shell


What can I do to mount the root fs? There is a better, longer question. The
partitions are:

(parted) print sda
Model: ATA FUJITSU MHZ2320B (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  2097kB  1049kB
 2      2097kB  526MB   524MB   ext4         ext4  boot
 3      526MB   320GB   320GB

and gparted doesn't have a so-named "/root" nor a "/home" filesystem, which
probably goes to why dracut can't find it.



On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Richard Vickery <
richard.vickeryrv at> wrote:

> Thanks Adam,
> The *iso may not have burned properly, now that I think of it with the
> info you have supplied here. I shall attempt it again within the next 24
> hours - hopefully. I will let you know.
> Richard
> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at>wrote:
>> On Mon, 2012-05-14 at 09:47 -0700, Richard Vickery wrote:
>> > Hi Adam,
>> >
>> > TC4 won't install, and because of this, thinking that it was not
>> > supposed to install, I was wondering what one was supposed to do with
>> > it. I realise that my thought-process may have been wrong and it
>> > should have been installable,
>> Er. Not only 'should have been installable', but in most tests, it is.
>> If you have a problem installing it, please file a bug report with
>> appropriate details. Thanks.
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