Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13672
Disk Druid won't allow clicking "Next" without swap partition
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Starting installer in expert mode, selected custom install, disk druid for
partitioning. Removed all partitions on the disk, and started adding them
back in. I've got separate partitions for /, /boot, /var, /usr, /tmp,
and /nfs/brute/d1 (local convention for automounter). The installer seems
to think I don't have a valid setup for installation.
/nfs/brute/d1 (rest of disk, about 23GB)
Got it -- it wants a swap partition before it continues. Since I can see other
situations where swap won't be necessary, and since the machine has 512MB of
ram (more than enough to install without swap, I assume), I'm calling this a
Yes, there was a limit for passing without swap. A math or logic for the
decision seems to be broken.
Damn, my mouse is so fast....
As I wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org it seems to be more intuitive to
leave 'Next' button active and generate an error message when user click
to 'Next' without filling all the needed stuff. This allow to specify WHAT is
missing and will save time to hotline and to beginners.
you should be able to install without the swap requirement using expert TUI
(text) mode ... The GUI (both expert and non-expert) installs will still require
a swap partition ... thanks for your report!