Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#7671 closed bug (invalid)

Installer halting when installing over existing installation.

Reported by: 6foot3 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Installer file directory already exists Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

I've been in the habit of installing over my existing installations just to see if the new versions break anything that was installed before. It has worked until fairly recently but, with the past few release candidates I've been getting a dialog box popping up that reads "An error was encountered and the installation was not completed. Error: File or Directory already exists". This happens pretty much as soon as copying starts (15 of 22645). I have a screenshot I can attach if necessary.

Do I need to attach a syslog for this?

Attachments (2)

syslog.txt (315.4 KB ) - added by 6foot3 8 years ago.
checkfs.txt (988 bytes ) - added by 6foot3 8 years ago.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

Keywords: Installer file directory already exists added

comment:2 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

Last successful install was hrev41884 so, this has only happened since June 5, 3 days ago.

comment:3 by deejam, 8 years ago

I've had no problems upgrading Haiku. I just installed the latest r1a3-rc release (hrev42061) using the .iso cd image.

comment:4 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

I'll be somewhere that I can check this against a desktop later and in a couple of days I'll be getting a new ac adapter for my laptop so I can check on that too. This behaviour is on my netbook, updating via a usb flash drive.

Update: On this intel d525mw motherboard http://www.intel.com/Products/Desktop/Motherboards/db-d525mw/D525MW-overview.htm the upgrade ran without issues so, this is probably an issue with my netbook's hardware http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01965897&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=4075896&prodTypeId=321957[[BR]]

Will attach the syslog from the netbook.

Last edited 8 years ago by 6foot3 (previous) (diff)

by 6foot3, 8 years ago

Attachment: syslog.txt added

comment:5 by axeld, 8 years ago

Looks like your disk has corruptions. Can you run "checkfs" on it and attach the output? After that run, your problems are likely gone, though.

by 6foot3, 8 years ago

Attachment: checkfs.txt added

comment:6 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

As seen from the attached checkfs output, there were errors on the disk. After the run the upgrade ran ok. Maybe users should be advised to run checkfs before doing the upgrade or certain error messages could advise that the user run checkfs. This ticket should be closed.

Last edited 8 years ago by 6foot3 (previous) (diff)

comment:7 by axeld, 8 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Thanks for the update! Do you remember how old your initial installation was? Did it crash often?

comment:8 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

Last successful install was hrev41884 so, it could not have been earlier than June 5. I can't remember seeing KDL on this netbook.

comment:9 by axeld, 8 years ago

I meant for how long you're updating rather than reinstalling Haiku; I ask to know if this could have been triggered by a bug that has already been fixed in the mean time, or if you ran into a bug that's not likely to have been fixed already.

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