Bug 122 - Documentation Problems
Summary: Documentation Problems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Documentation
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Reported: 1998-11-18 14:47 UTC by enorris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-23 15:08:56 UTC

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Description enorris 1998-11-18 14:47:37 UTC
Red Hat Server V5.2 requires 256mb for / and /var and 512mb
for /usr and /home. In Section 2.7.5 the stated sizes are
too small. You may want to update this section to reflect
Section 2.6.2.

A year ago I started with V5.0 and followed the directions
in the "How Many Partitions?" section. I created /, /var,
/usr, and /home partitions. I did a full install. I was able
to successfully upgrade to V5.1, but the V5.2 upgrade fails
because I don't have enough disk space in my /var partition.
You may want to put a warning someplace in the

PS. Make a Doumentation "component" for Bugzilla!

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-11-18 16:34:59 UTC
I have verified that the documentation in the manual needs to be more
clear on the different sizing issues as related to server installs
versus custom installs. The server install requires partitions to be a
fixed size where as the custom option allows you to make partitions of
smaller sizes depending on what the user wants.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-18 15:20:59 UTC
Has documentation resolved this in the latest iteration of the
installation manual?  If so, please close this bug.

------- Email Received From  "Ed Norris, CISSP" <enorris> 03/18/99 10:34 -------

Comment 3 Ed Bailey 1999-05-23 15:08:59 UTC
We've done a bit of a re-write on this section.  That, in conjunction
with RPM's new disk space tracking hopefully mean that this issue will
no longer be a problem...

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