Bug 876091

Summary: Can not use free space to partition
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tao Wu <twu>
Component: anacondaAssignee: David Lehman <dlehman>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: g.kaviyarasu, jonathan, sbueno, sdharane, stephent98, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-19.22-1 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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screenshot showing 2.68 GB required, 3 GB free space available for use
storage log
packging log none

Description Tao Wu 2012-11-13 04:52:32 EST
Created attachment 644015 [details]

Description of problem:
Anaconda can not use free space to partition, even though the available free space is big enough. From the screenshot in the attachment, we can see that the required space is 2.72GB, and while the "Free space available for use" is 3.68GB. It does not make sense.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2012-11-13 09:15:56 EST
Please attach /tmp/storage.log and /tmp/packaging.log to this bug report.
Comment 2 David Lehman 2012-11-13 12:58:10 EST
The total space requirement for automatic partitioning includes the space requirement for the currently software selection as well as the size of the swap device that would be created during automatic partitioning. The swap value is not represented in the dialog.
Comment 3 Steve Tyler 2012-11-13 16:46:50 EST
Created attachment 644402 [details]
screenshot showing 2.68 GB required, 3 GB free space available for use

I reproduced the same situation using the Live CD as follows:

Remove all partitions on a 12 GB disc image and use the installer to create these Standard Partitions:

1       /boot        500
2       /           3000
3       swap         500
4       [extended]
5       /home       1000
        [unused]    7000
Total              12000

Complete the install and reboot the Live CD.

Install gparted and use it to make these changes:

1. Delete partition 2 ("/").
2. Create a new partition from the remaining 7000 MB space.
3. Format the new 7000 MB partition as ext4.

Reboot the Live CD and start the installer.

Tested with:
anaconda 18.29 (updated from 18.28 on the F18-Beta-TC8 Live CD)
$ qemu-kvm -m 2048 -hda f18-test-2.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F18/F18-Beta/TC8/Fedora-18-Beta-TC8-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso -usb -vga qxl -boot menu=on -usbdevice mouse
Comment 4 Tao Wu 2012-11-13 21:56:42 EST
Created attachment 644517 [details]
storage log
Comment 5 Tao Wu 2012-11-13 21:57:11 EST
Created attachment 644518 [details]
packging log
Comment 6 Tao Wu 2012-11-13 21:58:10 EST
The storage.log and packaging.log have been uploaded.
Comment 7 David Lehman 2013-05-16 12:25:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 951269 ***