1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 20, 2014 12:02 PM by Dude! RSS

    Can not upgrade 5.8 to 5.9 - why?


      I have Oracle linux 5.8 x86_64 installed on a disk.  I tried to upgrade it using the 5.9 DVD. I have done this before (and also for similar RHEL derivatives Centos or Scientific Linux).

      Unfortunately it soon bails out with this:


      Error mounting device UUID xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx as /boot: No such file or directory.

      This most likely means this partition has not been formatted.


      But this disk boots.  It was installed with a seperate boot partion.

      boot is sda1, root is sda2 and home sda5

      LVM was not used.

        • 1. Re: Can not upgrade 5.8 to 5.9 - why?

          Sorry, it is not possible to guess what exactly you are doing wrong. Perhaps it might be easier if you upgrade your system using yum. For instance:


          Cut and paste the following as root into to Linux terminal command prompt:


          cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/dvd.repo <<EOF
          name=Install DVD


          Then insert the installation DVD and mount it as following:


          cd /
          umount /dev/cdrom
          mount /dev/cdrom /mnt

          Then upgrade the OS:


          yum clean all

          yum update


          Or if you a good ADSL Internet connection:


          Follow the instructions at Oracle Public Yum Server and upgrade using yum as above.