[CentOS] CentOS 4.2 issues

Mickael Maddison centos at silverservers.com
Mon Nov 28 22:52:42 UTC 2005

Just to confirm, I've reinstalled 4.1 from scratch, and the machines
both seem to run just fine, but the problem is, I use YUM to update my
machines, so now I am also worried about other machines that might be
affected by this strange update issue.

Best regards,
            mailto:centos at silverservers.com

Monday, November 28, 2005, 2:26:38 PM, you wrote:

> Hello CentOS,

> I've just taken 2 old servers running CentOS 3.x, wiped it out, and
> installed CentOS 4.1

> The systems seemed to work fine with CentOS 4.1, but when I proceeded
> to run yum -y update, all the RPM's (101) download and seem to install
> fine - however, upon reboot, partitions such as /usr/ and /var will
> not mount (ext3).  These machines both use the Intel S875WP1 P4
> Mainboards.  Both use SATA Drives.  One uses the promise controller
> (which on install seems to find a suitable driver).

> Anyway, I've also tried installing directly from the CentOS 4.2 Server
> CD, same issue.  Install goes fine, but bootup won't mount /var

> Any idea what this is all about?

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