Problems with upgrade

Wong Kwok-hon kwokhon at
Sun Nov 14 01:20:13 UTC 2004

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 19:45:13 -0500, Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at> wrote:
> 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
> errors.
> 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?

The safe way is install it in fresh not upgrade... :(

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