|Summary:||anaconda doesn't warn you about the minimum space requeried for each partition|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||William Lovaton <walovaton>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-03-28 22:09:18 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description William Lovaton 2007-03-04 23:15:22 UTC
Description of problem: I've been using LVM for my home machine since FC5 and I alway used a configuration like this: /boot -> 100 MB LVHome -> 4096 MB LVOpt -> 384 MB LVRoot -> 640 MB LVTmp -> 640 MB LVUsr -> 8192 MB LVVar -> 2048 MB LVSwap -> 512 MB The LiveCD fails during installation of packages because there is no enough space in the / partition (LVRoot). Note that it used to work fine with FC5 and FC6. I tried several times until I managed to carry the installation process to 100% with an LVRoot of 3.5 GB. However it failed during the post-install phase with and error that was impossible for me to understand. Finally I had to use the following partition setup to make the whole installation work: /boot -> 100 MB LVHome -> 4096 MB LVRoot -> 15.38 GB LVSwap -> 512 MB I wonder why the LiveCD needs such a huge space in the / partition (> 3 GB) just for a single CD installation?? Why anaconda doesn't warn me about the needed space on each partition? I guess the checking of this information shouldn't be that hard to implement. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): This happened installing the Fedora 7 Test 2 Live CD. How reproducible: Always. I guess this kind of checking is important since new users might be scared with this problems and the feedback from bugbuddy is kind of huge and intimidating. I consider my self and advanced linux user so I managed to get through by my self. I don't want new users giving up on fedora for this kind of bugs.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-05 20:45:06 UTC
The liveCD install is a dd of the filesystem image from the CD to the hard disk, hence the rootfs needs to be as large as that filesystem image. We should definitely be checking and giving nicer feedback there.
Comment 2 William Lovaton 2007-03-05 22:46:55 UTC
Thanks, I now understand why the LiveCD needs a very big root filesystem. And yes, I agree that some checking must be done to avoid frustrating the users. I really think the Fedora Team is doing a superb job with Fedora 7, many congratulations to all of you. Cheers.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-28 22:09:18 UTC
Implemented a check for this in CVS.