I am attempting to upgrade Fedora 8 to 9 using the DVD install disk, but I have run into a problem right from the start. The upgrade process finds my current Fedora 8 installation and asks if I want to upgrade it, but after I reply Yes, it pops up a window saying I have two devices with the same UUID=89C9589FC4162F5, and that I should fix this and retry the upgrade.
I should explain I have a quadruple boot system on two internal drives. Win XP, Win Vista, and Ubuntu Linux are on the primary sda drive. My Windows data partition and Fedora Linux is on the secondary sdb drive.
I booted into Fedora 8 and checked my devices list with 'blkid' and sure enough I do have two partitions with the above UUID. The output is as follows:
/dev/sda1: UUID="217ea527-3b6e-4e41-acef-7cf5b2f43cc3" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda2: TYPE="ntfs" UUID="89C9589FC4162F5" LABEL="Win_Vista"
/dev/sda3: TYPE="ntfs" UUID="89C9589FC4162F5" LABEL="WIN _XP"
/dev/sda5: UUID="6a72ba5f-dc14-4365-89c2-e503984689b1" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda6: TYPE="swap" UUID="4a7a9536-7cb5-460b-8c89-43a5fbebe30d"
/dev/sdb5: LABEL="Win_Data" UUID="141A-1EDA" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb6: LABEL="/boot1" UUID="61dfe5cd-79ea-43b4-931f-c3fa8be7b5f3" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sdb7: TYPE="swap" UUID="0d2eb8f3-a054-4157-8539-361f998e1fa5"
/dev/sdb8: LABEL="/1" UUID="d672cd2c-6626-4beb-b97f-f81f3d4aef7e" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
dev/sdb9: LABEL="/data1" UUID="f25cd410-3593-4c68-8183-9d868eef54fb" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
As you can see, the two with the same UUID are the two ntfs Windows systems partitions which have nothing to do with the Fedora install, so why should the upgrade process care?
I cannot change the UUID on either of these partitions using a linux command like tune2fs since they are not linux partitions, and as far as I can determine, there are no Windows utilities that would do the same thing.
Does anyone have any idea how I can get around this problem to make the upgrade process happy?