Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123326
minimal size (350MB) of root (/) partition for x86 is wrong.
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:14:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
RHEL 3 x86 installation requires about 580MB size for root (/)
partition even if selecting "minimal" package sets.
However, installation guide describes as follow:
A root partition (350 MB - 5.0 GB) ï¿½ this is where "/" (the root
directory) is located. In this setup, all files (except those stored
in /boot) are on the root partition.
A 350 MB partition allows you to install a minimal installation, while
a 5.0 GB root partition lets you perform a full installation, choosing
all package groups.
350MB size is too small to install RHEL3 correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create 350MB size of root (/) partition at installation.
2. Choose "Minimal" package set.
3. Installer claims and cannot continue the installation.
You do not have to choose the "Minimal" package set to get a (in a
generic-sense) minimal installation, but that is the most direct
option. You can hand-edit packages out, making it even more minimal,
or use kickstart for a very minimal package installation. Both of
these tactics can result in a package/installation set that is smaller
than the "Minimal" installation option. For the next version of Red
Hat Entperise Linux, I expect these guidelines to change drastically.
Updates made will be reflected in the next release of the documentation.
Is the installation guide for experts ?
Customers understand "Minimal" means "Minimal package set", right ?
Generally there are few customers who can hand-edit packages out.
So, if you intend "Minimal" never means "Minimal package set", we
should add some notification in the documents. Hopefully, our
documents will be kind to all of customers in the current version.
Thanks for the additional feedback. The changes we make to the next
release of the Installation Guide will reflect your suggestions.