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|Summary:||Preupgrade should delete its own boot image to free up space in /boot|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daniel Thompson <fedora>|
|Component:||preupgrade||Assignee:||Richard Hughes <hughsient>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2013-02-13 09:36:46 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Daniel Thompson 2011-11-18 03:15:46 EST
Description of problem: Many historic Fedora installs have small /boot partitions (200M). On such systems it is difficult to use preupgrade as the preupgrade boot image competes for space with the installed kernels. How reproducible: Occurs on almost all systems with 200M boot partition (even those with only one kernel RPM installed) Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install F15 and force a 200M boot partition 2. Attempt to upgrade using preupgrade Actual results: Many warnings and errors due to insufficient space. Expected results: By the time anaconda starts all data has been copied from the initrd in /boot/upgrade to memory. It is therefore reasonably safe for anaconda to delete this file before commencing the upgrade although perhaps it would be conservative to only delete the file when insufficient space is detected. Additional info: I have tested this on two such systems to show the principle works. On one system (which has an encrypted partition) I switched to the shell when the installed asked for the password. From here I mounted /boot removed the initrd and then unmounted and continued installation. On the second system (no encryption) the install is fully automated. On this system I just switched to the shell and kept typing "mount" until /boot was mounted by the installer and then deleted the initrd before the installer scanned for free space. Both systems performed the upgrades cleanly.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 08:43:27 EST
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Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-02-13 09:36:49 EST
Fedora 16 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-02-12. Fedora 16 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.